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Fred Karger on Presidential Run, Challenging Mike Huckabee

Fred Karger on Presidential Run, Challenging Mike Huckabee


Fred Karger (left), the Californians Against Hate activist behind the Manchester Hyatt boycott and other gay rights campaigns, is exploring a possible run for president in the Republican Party, LGBT POV's Karen Ocamb reported Tuesday.

Karger has set out on a five-state campaign swing, kicking things off Thursday in New Hampshire with a meet-and-greet in Keen and, later, speaking at a pride event at Dartmouth.

The activist announced his possible presidential bid on the same day he issued a challenge to possible GOP presidential competitor, Mike Huckabee, calling the talk show host a "21st century George Wallace."

Karger attacked Huckabee for his recent comments on gay Americans. When asked for his opinion on gay parents, Huckabee, in an April 9 interview with The Perspective, the news magazine of The College New Jersey, responded: "Children are not puppies -- this is not a time to see if we can experiment and find out, how does this work?"

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