- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

California voters overwhelmingly rejected birth-control crusader Sandra Fluke in her bid for state Senate Tuesday, as she lost by 22 percentage points.

Ms. Fluke, who clashed with Rush Limbaugh over her campaign for free contraceptives in 2012, lost to fellow Democrat Ben Allen 61 percent to 39, with 93 percent of the precinct reporting in California’s 26th district.

Mr. Allen serves on the Santa Monica school board.

Ms. Fluke gained national attention when she testified before Congress supporting increased insurance coverage of birth control two years ago while attending law school at Georgetown University.

Following her testimony, Mr. Limbaugh called her a “slut” and said that because she wanted the government to pay for her contraception, that made her a “prostitute.”

• Jacqueline Klimas can be reached at jklimas@washingtontimes.com.

• S.A. Miller can be reached at smiller@washingtontimes.com.

Copyright © 2022 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide