September 19, 2011
Contact: Rina Shah
Fred Requests Inclusion in Next Florida Debate
September 19, 2011
Senior Vice President of News
1211 Ave. of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
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Mountain View, CA 94043
Republican Party of Florida
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Tallahassee, FL 32301
Re: Fred Karger Qualifies for Fox News Orlando, FL Debate – Cites Two New Polls
Great news! I have now achieved an average of 1% in seven national polls, and I am writing to request my invitation to the Fox News, Republican Party of Florida and YouTube debate on Thursday, September 22, 2011. Fox News has consistently kept its barrier for debate inclusion low to include many of the presidential candidates who have proven national support by garnering at least one percent in five national polls.
I met that benchmark, having achieved 1% in an average of five national polls before the August 9, 2011 Fox News debate in Ames, Iowa. However, I was not invited to participate in that debate, even though I met the qualifications, so I filed a 158 page complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), Case #MUR 6493, against Fox News executives Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes.
I asked the FEC to expedite their investigation so that I could be included in this weeks debate, but have not been notified of their findings. So in the interest of fairness, and with more polling information (see below), I trust that the organizers of Thursdays debate will allow me a spot on that stage.
Since qualifying for the Fox News Iowa debate last month, I have come in at 1% in two more national polls. On August 26, GFK, the official polling firm of the Associated Press, released a national telephone poll of Republican primary voters that showed me at 1%. On August 8th, Synovate, which has merged with Ipsos, the official polling partner of Reuters, conducted a Republican primary poll that showed me at 1%.
1% in GFK Poll August 26th
Less than 1% in McClatchy-Marist Poll August 10th
1% in Synovate Poll August 8th
2% in Harris Poll August 4th
1% in Zogby Poll July 25th
1% in Zogby Poll May 23rd
1% Fox News Poll April 28th
The Time Has Come. Let Fred in the Fox News Republican Primary Debate on September 22, 2011. I look forward to hearing from you, and hope to see you in Orlando this week.
cc: Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO, News Corporation
Roger Ailes, President, Fox News Channel
Fred’s Commercial To Air During Orlando Debate
Californian Fred Karger may not yet be in the September 22, 2011 Presidential Debate, but he will be airing his 30 second commercial in the Orlando market on Fox News during the debate. TO WATCH IT – CLICK ON SCREEN SHOT BELOW:
“I want to be in the GOP Debate Thursday night in Orlando to talk about my ideas to turn this country around, but if Fox News won’t let me join my fellow candidates for President once again, we will be there via a 30 second commercial,” said Karger. “We will run our latest spot, ‘Tyrannosaurus Rex’ during the debate throughout the Orlando market. In the commercial, I take on the world’s largest oil company Exxon Mobil and its CEO, Rex Tillerson in order to bring down gas prices.”