Skip to comments.How Sandra Fluke could hand a safe Dem House seat to the GOP
Posted on 02/02/2014 7:34:49 AM PST by SeekAndFind
It sounds almost too good to be true, but it is plausible. The oh-so-smug contraception-devouring Georgetown Law graduate is contemplating a run for the Congressional seat being vacated by Henry Waxman. John Fund outlines a scenario in National Review by which it is possible that this decision could lead to a GOP nominee capturing the vote.
Up to a dozen candidates will run in the non-partisan June primary, in which the top two finishers, regardless of party, then advance to a November runoff. Two possible surprising outcomes: Feminist icon Sandra Fluke going to Congress or the district electing a small-business-owner Republican-turned-independent.
Even though several elected Democrats are lining up to run, name ID in the expensive L.A. market is everything and Fluke trumps almost all of her potential challengers in that category.
What worries some liberal strategists is this: Fluke rides her fame and her fundraising advantage with feminists into one of the two spots in the November runoff for the seat. The other slot is taken by Bill Bloomfield, a businessman who spent millions of his own money and held Henry Waxman to an eight-point victory in 2012 - a banner Democratic year in California. While both candidates would be newcomers, Bloomfield would have the money and name ID to be competitive.
Bloomfield told the Los Angeles Times last night that he is "leaning towards running" again and is taking a poll to gauge his chances. The district is winnable for an independent like Bloomfield, given that 28 percent of its voters are registered Republican and another 28 percent are independent or registered with minor parties.
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The Death to America crowd will pull out all the stops to get her into Congress.
The "Death to America" crowd is so awesome.
The Patriot crowd gives up and says fat chance.
As a first step toward the White House, I suppose. She'd be perfect: crass and immoral with a haughty messianic air about her.
A win by Fluke would be great for the GOP nationwide and even into 2016.
It would be like having a democrat version of Todd Akin on the airwaves 24/7.
...and the GOP could hand it right back by wringing their hands and declaring that district to be one where people want liberal policies and nominating someone just like Fluke but “not as bad” and with an “R” by their name. Watch.
I looked at Waxman’s election history.
He was winning every two years by HUGE margins and suddenly in 2012 (even riding a huge 23 point Obama victory margin in California) barely won.
Anybody know the details there?
Last year, the district’s boundaries were changed so that it now pretty much encompasses the district represented by conservative firebrand “B-1 Bob” Dornan from 1977-1983. So maybe a GOP candidate has a chance.
Somebody actually published a picture of Waxman in his district and it scared all the voters away.
If Fluke runs, it would be hard for our side to lose.
If she loses, our guy gets in.
If she wins, we don’r lose a seat we didn’t have, and, we get a endless target.
LOL it really is a strange history if you look at it.
Even in 2010 which was a pretty robust anti-Obama backlash year he won by 35 points. His winning margin was bigger than the total amount the Republican got.
What would make her more of a “target” than Handsome Henry is?
and here I thought she would sleep her way through her constituents....
She is far more outgoing and will say outragous things the press will love to quote.
Plus, she won’t have but a fraction of the power of Waxman.
its an open primary so i would not surprise me if at the end we had a choice between 2 democrats.
I forget the exact amount she claimed to be spending for birth control every year, but it was equal to enough condoms for her to be ‘doing’ the entire college football team...twice a day every day!
oh what images this brings to mind!!
It’s LA. You could run Hitler on the Democratic ticket and Jesus as a Republican and Hitler would win. Same in San Francisco.
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I thought it was $3000/yr.
Which is $82.19 every day.
I KNOW! Figure you can by condoms for $1 a copy...that’s 82 trips to the sack a day.
When would she have time to change the oil on those sheets? Yuck!
Given Amtrac’s dismal ridership, and Fluke’s 82 condom a day drugstore bill...She really could ‘pull a train’!
Because what she will do for America
Cannot be described without using the word
The voters kept creepy Phantom of the Opera look-alike Waxman in office for so many years, and now they will vote republican? Ain’t happening in Stalin’s back yard, Flakey Fluck will get the commie seat.
Yup. New CA-33 looks like a swing Republican district in a non-Presidential year. The redistricting took swapped out ultra-reliable black and Latino neighborhoods in favor of wealthy white and Asian neighborhoods in the west Valley and in Palos Verdes.
However, my guess is that this is an easy (and permanent) hold for the Democrats with Ted Lieu. Being Asian and from the beach cities enables him easily to outpace four or more Jewish Democrats from the westside and also to keep any Repulican from building up a base in the beaches and Asian voters himself.
I sense she has better chance of playing in the SUPER BOWL than holding any elective office
I wouldn’t mind giving up a seat to the Rats if it means they have a Congresscritter who’s name starts with “F” and rhymes with “truck.”
That’s my Congressional district. I hope no Democrats more qualified than she is will run. It will be my pleasure to work for the Republican candidate, against her.
By the way, we just became part of Waxman’s district in the redistricting (gerrymandering) of two years ago. The Republican stronghold of South Bay/Palos Verdes was subsumed into a district that had a majority of liberals, stretching from PV up to Beverly Hills.
Yes, but it will soak up a great deal of their resources.
Ted Lieu is a joke and a vast disappointment. He lives a block away from me. I have seen him at my (Catholic) church even though he is 100% pro-Planned Parenthood. His legislative initiatives have included banning private, non-medical sonagram machine ownership (no pre-birth 3d sonagram businesses). He has never, and I mean never, proposed any legislation that solved a real problem. He is always just trying to find interesting and unique “hooks” to gain traction and attention with the voting public.
I despise this guy. Can you tell?
No way could a GOP beat Fluke. She’s slept with most of the voters that she’ll need to win the election.
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More fun would be 8 Democrats share the RAT votes while two Republicans share the GOP vote. Runoff would be two Republicans.
Is that why Waxman’s numbers went so dramatically lower in the 2012 election?
“I thought it was $3000/yr.
Which is $82.19 every day.”
That ought to be entertaining.
must be using Venezuelan exchange rate, LOL
Rush made her famous. Thanks, Rush.
...and the GOP could hand it right back by wringing their hands and declaring that district to be one where people want liberal policies and nominating someone just like Fluke
With CA’s jungle primary, I do not see what the GOP has to do with it. If nostrilitis won there as much as he wanted, Bloomfield looks like the best conservatives can get. I hope the GOP does not waste any money on this district and let him self-fund.
I was shocked that she passed the California bar exam.
When you really stop and think about it, spending $3000 a year in taxpayer money to keep Sandra Fluke out of the gene pool is a worthy investment.
The candidate running against him spent millions of dollars so he had a full-scale campaign operation going and air war (blanketing waves with ads like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCRIMVX30hQ - pretty good except the cheesy visual of him walking on the beach...)and he was an “independent” - so perhaps people in this liberal district weren’t as adverse to voting for him as they would have if he had “Republican” next to his name.
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