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Gay Republican Running For President

Paul Bedard and Mallie Jane Kim fromUS News report:

After months of high-profile hemming and hawing by potential 2012 Republican hopefuls, one man is taking action. Fred Karger, a Republican and the nation’s first openly-gay, major-party presidential candidate, is now the first to officially throw his hat in the ring for the chance to run against President Obama. [Read more about the 2012 presidential election.]

Karger, who has worked on Republican political campaigns for more than three decades, including Reagan-Bush in ’84, plans to drop off his filing papers in person to the Federal Election Commission today. He believes this move is a good sign for equality in America. “I compare it to a wedding. I’ve sat through dozens and dozens of weddings knowing I could never be the groom I always wanted to be,” Karger says. “Now that has changed. And now with the change in public opinion and acceptance, I can run for president.”

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