Fluke Opts For Plan B; Ditches Congress Bid For Calif. State Senate Run

Sandra Fluke of California became the latest high-profile foot soldier from Democrats’ “war on women” campaign to announce a bid for office Wednesday, saying she will seek a state Senate seat.

Ms. Fluke, who became the face of Democrats’ birth control campaign, joins Wendy Davis, the state legislator whose failed filibuster to try to halt that state’s abortion restrictions last year served as the springboard for her bid for Texas governor.

Democrats also are fielding pro-choice women — Michelle Nunn and Alison Lundergan Grimes — in the Senate races in Georgia and Kentucky, which are thought to be the party’s best chances of picking up Republican-controlled seats in the upper chamber.

Republican strategist Ford O’Connell said these well-known female candidates could help Democrats gin up their base as they face tough political headwinds.

“With Obamacare and everything else against them, they are going to turn back to the same old playbook that they have used to make electoral gains in previous years, which is the war on women, hate the poor and despite minorities,” Mr. O’Connell said. “They have to focus on social issues because that is the only way they can gin up the base, because right now in the midterms Republicans have an electoral advantage.” 

Read more from Seth McLaughlin at The Washington Times

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