Riding the Rush Wave, Sandra Fluke is Back
Whatever future she has, Sandra Fluke owes it all to being insulted by Rush Limbaugh. Now she is planning to run for the California state legislature.
From Bloomberg News:
Fluke, denounced by the talk-show host for testifying in favor of requiring employers to cover birth control, is trying to capitalize on the incident without being defined by it in her first run for office. Voters are surprised to learn she’s the daughter of an evangelical pastor, she said, “because that’s not the Sandra Fluke of the Rush Limbaugh situation.”
One of eight candidates in the most contested of any of the 20 state senate primary races in California, the 33-year-old lawyer is campaigning for environmental protection, affordable education and the repeal of part of the tax-limiting Proposition 13 law. Like her opponents in the Los Angeles-area district, which hugs the coast and stretches inland to Hollywood, she’s an abortion-rights advocate.
Learn more about the Limbaugh-Fluke controversy from 2012 by reading The Right Frequency.