Openly gay Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger is celebrating a victory of sorts. He got more votes in the Puerto Rico primary than did Rep. Ron Paul.
Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney won 83 percent of the 118,000 votes cast March 18, followed by Rick Santorum with eight percent. Former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer, whose candidacy has been noticed in the media even less than Karger’s, came in third with two percent, and “Others” came in fourth, also with two percent. Newt Gingrich came in just above Karger, with 2.05 percent of the vote, to Karger’s 1.43 percent. Ron Paul took 1.22 percent.
“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,” said Karger in a press release.
Karger made stops in Los Angeles this week and is heading next to New York (whose primary is April 24) and Maryland, where Karger is on the April 3 primary ballot.