Fred Karger–the openly gay, Jewish, pro-choice, pro-LGBT, pro-pot, anti-war GOP candidate–beat Ron Paul in the Puerto Rico primary Sunday. In New Hampshire, Karger beat out Michele Bachmann.
Karger, who has no SuperPAC and despite qualifying for the GOP debates has been excluded from the podium, traveled to Puerto Rico in advance of the primary, spending six days on the island campaigning:
We spent the past 6 days campaigning hard in Puerto Rico and it worked. Ron Paul has been in all 20 debates, raised $35 million, and has 80% name identification and it looks like we beat him with our message of jobs now, moderation and inclusion.
Karger’s strategy–meeting with Republican leaders, students, the LGBT Community and lots of voters over the last six days, a Spanish-language television commercial, “Hola Puerto Rico” and passing out lots of Frisbees–paid off.
It should be interesting to see how Karger, who is vastly underspending his fellow GOP candidates, fares in the upcoming primaries. I hope he gets on Colbert, and makes it into the debates.
Mitten$ Rmoney won the Puerto Rico primary by a landslide.