Fred Karger made a better showing than
Texas Rep. Ron Paul in Sunday's Puerto Rico primary.
According to Yahoo! News' politics blog
Ticket, Karger beat Paul to place fifth in the territory's
GOP presidential nominating contest.
With 83 percent of precincts reporting
on Monday, Karger led Paul 1,702 votes to 1,452. Mitt Romney won all
20 of the territory's delegates.
Karger, who campaigned in the territory
for nearly a week, called the showing an “upset.”
“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,”
he said in an email to supporters.
The openly gay Karger, who four years
ago formed Californians Against Hate to protest California's gay
marriage ban, Proposition 8, has previously said that his campaign's
goal is to raise awareness about issues that affect LGBT Americans.
Karger said he met with leaders of the
gay community while campaigning in Puerto Rico. Leading up to this
weekend's vote, Karger also released a Spanish-language commercial
titled Hola Puerto Rico. (The video is embedded in the right
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