Sandra Fluke Fails to Get First Place in Bid for State Senate

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 4, 2014   |   1:13PM   |   Washington, DC

Abortion radical Sandra Fluke is apparently so far out of the mainstream. she couldn’t even get the radical voters in California to support her bid for the state Senate. Fluke is best known for pushing the HHS mandate that forces religious groups to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs.

No sooner did the abortion activist Sandra Fluke declare a bid for Congress than she aborted the campaign. sandraflukeFluke opted to go with plan B and eventually decided to seek a California state Senate seat instead.

The Washington Examiner reports that her attempt at the state legislature didn’t go so well last night:

Fluke didn’t garner enough votes in Tuesday’s state senate primary to avoid a runoff election.

Fluke, who came in to the race with the highest name recognition of any of the five candidates running for California‘s 26th Senate District, didn’t even get the most votes. Ben Allen, a member of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District board, edged out Fluke with 21.9 percent of the vote to Fluke’s 19.4 percent.

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Allen was not particularly well-known when he entered the race, despite having a strong base in a populous area of the district. He was helped considerably by wealthy businessman (and former Republican) Bill Bloomfield, who donated about $600,000 on the race.

Fluke and Allen will compete again in the November general election without a Republican opponent.

Last year, Fluke had a rather odd view of the legal challenge Hobby Lobby and other plaintiffs are bringing to the Supreme Court against the Obamacare birth control mandate.

She thinks if the high court allows them the ability to engage in their First Amendment freedoms to not be forced to pay for birth control or abortion-causing drugs that other groups or companies will not want to pay for blood transfusions.

Fluke is so obsessed with the government forcing religious groups to pay for her birth control and contraception that she compared opposing it in an interview to opposing coverage for leukemia.

Never mind that opposing government spending taxpayer funds on forcing groups with religious objections to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs has nothing to do with supporting legitimate health care for patients suffering from the blood or bone marrow cancer that is deadly for adults and children alike.

“If you take a step back and think about that, you work at a restaurant or you work at a store, and your boss is able to deny you leukemia coverage or contraception coverage or blood transfusions or any number of medical concerns that someone might have a religious objection to,” Fluke said. “So the folks who are still objecting [to the mandate] have some very extreme ideas about religious freedom and employee health care in this country.”