September 15, 2011

Contact: Rina Shah


Karger to Utah for Speech & Fundraiser

and Los Angeles for CRP Convention

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – Fred Karger will be campaigning in the state that has been home to two of his fellow GOP candidates for President this weekend.  Former Governors Jon Huntsman and Mitt Romney have both called Utah home, but like Karger are spending far more time in New Hampshire than Salt Lake City these days.

Karger will be a featured speaker at the Utah Log Cabin Republicans Annual Dinner on Saturday night, September 17th in Salt Lake City.  Then on Sunday, September 18th, he will be attending a low cost fundraiser for his campaign, hosted by Utah businessman John Poole from 7:00 to 9:00 pm (invitation below).

Prior to departing for Salt Lake City, on Saturday, September, 17th, Karger will be feted by the California Republican Party (CRP) and the California Log Cabin Republicans at a Champagne Reception in his honor at the CRP’s Fall Convention in Los Angeles.  The reception will take place at the J. W. Marriott Hotel at L A Live in downtown Los Angeles from 11:00 to 11:45 am.  Former California Assemblyman and Senator Roy Ashburn will the Special Guest at Saturday’s reception and will be speaking.

San Francisco Chronicle story by Carla Marinucci:  CLICK HERE

Karger, the first openly gay candidate to run for President of a major political party has been actively campaigning for the past 19 months.  In 2008 he became well-known nationally for his role in calling for an investigation into illegal campaign financing by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) in California’s Proposition 8 campaign.  Karger’s 82 page complaint to the California Fair Political Practices Commission led to the unprecedented 18 month investigation, prosecution, guilty findings and a fine for the Utah based religion.  The Mormon Church had repeatedly attacked Karger and denied any wrong doing when he first filed his sworn complaint, but later pleaded guilty to 13 counts of election fraud.

“It’s nice to be going back to Salt Lake City, and I’m very much looking forward to seeing old friends and raising some needed campaign funds,” said Karger.