Jeff Smith 8 p.m., Aug. 30
Republican Presidential Candidate Fred Karger Runs Ads in San Diego
Move over, Mitt, there's another Republican presidential candidate hoping to swoon San Diego's conservative voters. At least for one week in late April there was.
Starting on April 26 ending on May 3, Republican candidate Fred Karger ran ten television ads on cable channels CNN, HGTV, MSNBC, and the Food Network.
Karger, according to his website, is the "first openly gay presidential candidate from a major political party in American history" and is a former consultant for George W. Bush, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan and has worked on nine presidential campaigns. He "retired after 27 years and has since become an activist for gay rights causes, including his organization Californians Against Hate (now Rights Equal Rights) to investigate the LDS Church and the National Organization for Marriage in their campaigns against marriage equality in California and Maine."
Karger started running the ads days after his "Sexy Frisbee" YouTube ad, which featured scantily clad beachgoers larking about at the beach, was pulled by YouTube execs for inappropriate content. Karger later convinced the company to put the ad back up.
The 10 ads, costing $355, were the only ones Karger purchased.
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