Fred Karger -Presidential Candidate (R) At Netroots By admin | July 22, 2010 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Netroots Subscribe to Netroots Fred Karger is running for President as an Independent Republican. He says he is the first candidate to file to run for the 2012 election and is the only openly gay Republican candidate for President. He spoke to The UpTake at Netroots Nation 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.