Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger received at least 250 more votes in the Puerto Rico Republican primary on Sunday than Texas Rep. Ron Paul.
“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,” the long-shot candidate said in a statement.
Karger was the first official entrant in the GOP 2012 race, as well as the first openly gay presidential candidate of a major political party. He is also the first Jewish Republican to ever to run for president.
“We met with Republican leaders, students, the LGBT Community and lots of voters over the last six days and we ran our Spanish-language commercial, ‘Hola Puerto Rico’ on television leading up to Sunday’s primary,” he explained.
“On Saturday we even went all over San Juan in a traditional campaign Sound Truck with a group of volunteers. We met lots of voters and gave away lots of Fred Frisbees.”
Paul did not campaign in Puerto Rico.
Despite having a long career as a Republican aide, Karger has also been excluded from nearly all polls of 2012 candidates and televised debates. He has worked as a senior consultant for Republican Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and Gerald Ford, but has never held elected office.
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Here are 7 wild, bizarre and pathetic moments from Trump’s ‘campaign launch’
On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump held a rally that was billed as the official launch his re-election campaign — though he has never really stopped holding campaign rallies.
As expected, the president ranted, lied, and engaged in the raucous attacks that are central to his connection with Republican voters. Some of it was actually just sad, such as his continued obsession with Hillary Clinton.
Here are seven of the wildest, disturbing and pathetic moments from the rally:
1. He said Democrats "want to destroy our country as we know it."
Trump casually accuses Democrats of "want[ing] to destroy you and they want to destroy our country as we know it." pic.twitter.com/4K79KlbEeR
British PM candidates clash over Brexit as Boris Johnson skips debate
Candidates to become Britain's next prime minister clashed over Brexit strategy at their first debate on Sunday but the frontrunner, Boris Johnson, dodged the confrontation.
The 90-minute debate on Channel 4 featured the five remaining candidates and an empty podium for Johnson, the gaffe-prone former foreign secretary and former mayor of London.
In sometimes ill-tempered exchanges, four of the five candidates said they would seek to renegotiate the draft Brexit divorce deal agreed with Brussels even though EU leaders have repeatedly ruled this out.
Michael Cohen ordered back to Congress on March 6
President Donald Trump's so-called "fixer" is being asked to return to Congress for more questioning on March 6.
Outside of the closed-door committee hearing Thursday, Cohen said that the House Intelligence Committee is seeking further information, according to Washington Examiner writer Byron York.
Michael Cohen finished closed-door testimony before House Intel Committee, says he's coming back for another session March 6. Again: No reason for secrecy. Transcripts should be released ASAP.
— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 28, 2019