Karger first to hit airwaves with Iowa Caucus TV ad (IowaIndependent)
The three-week respite from political ads following the midterm elections is about to be broken this week when a potential 2012 presidential contender begins airing commercials in Iowa. The new ad comes from veteran GOP activist Fred Karger.
Karger is a long-shot candidate by any sense of the term. He has never served in elected office, though he has had an extensive career in political consulting. He is also openly gay, and has worked as an activist to support efforts for same-sex marriage in California, and opposed that state’s Proposition 8 measure.
After this year’s midterm election resulted in three Iowa Supreme Court judges losing their retention vote for ruling to institute same-sex marriage in the state, the Republican Party of Iowa has entrenched itself as opposed to LGBT civil rights. As evidenced by the rhetoric at a gathering of state conservatives over the weekend, Republican activists plan to use the 2012 elections as grounds to push social issues.
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