The Prefect Democrat
- Sandra Fluke only passed the California Bar in July 2012. No job skills, no meaningful contribution to her community and the desire for "free" crap paid for by taxpayers. In other words, she is the perfect Democrat.
(UPDATE - Demo-tramp Sandra Fluke has decided against running for retiring Rep. Henry Waxman’s congressional seat, instead planning a bid for the State Senate seat of Ted Lieu, who is running for Waxman’s congressional seat.) (L.A. Times)
Leftist loon Sandra Fluke appears to be moving forward with a run for Congress.
Fluke has filed with the California state Democratic Party to seek its endorsement in the race for retiring Rep. Henry Waxman's (Democrat Socialist - Los Angeles) seat, according to the state party Web site.
A state party delegate confirmed to Post Politics that Fluke has filed and paid the fee to appear on the ballot this weekend reports the Washington Post.
Fluke hasn't officially announced her campaign or filed with the Federal Election Commission, and she didn't immediately return a request for comment. But filing for the state party's endorsement means she's now officially part of the process.
The state party begins its endorsement process on Sunday afternoon at its local pre-endorsement conference, with the process culminating at the state party convention next month.
Other candidates for the seat are former Los Angeles mayoral finalist Wendy Greuel (D) and state Sen. Ted Lieu (D), the other two candidates who have also filed and paid the fee, but the field is expected to be very crowded for a seat Waxman has monopolized for decades.
Fluke presents something of an x-factor. She's not as well-known locally as Greuel and Lieu, but has a national profile thanks to her advocacy on contraception coverage under Obamacare, which in 2012 led conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh to call her a "slut" and later apologize.
A Circus of Leftist Candidates
It looks like just about everyone in Los Angeles has started a campaign for Waxman’s open Congressional seat. The only "moderate" or conservative voice is 2012 independent candidate (and former Republican) Bill Bloomfield.
Wendy Greuel, former Los Angeles Controller: Greuel was the first person to declare her candidacy after yesterday's announcement in the L.A. Times.
Ted Lieu, California State Senator: Lieu (D-Torrance) announced his candidacy today, saying “I am running because I love America." Wow. there is an original statement.
Marianne Williamson, writer of self-help books: Williamson announced that she was running against Waxman as an independent near the end of last year.
Fran Pavley, California State Senator: Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) is a state senator who lives in the 33rd district and is considering a run -- but is also unsure if she wants to give up her place in a legislative chamber where Democrats are in the supermajority.
Brent Roske, television producer: Roske had already announced his candidacy as an independent before Waxman revealed this was his last term.
Bill Bloomfield, unsuccessful Waxman usurper: In 2012, Waxman faced his first stiff electoral competition for a long, long while, from Bill Bloomfield, an independent candidate who benefited from California's new open primary system. Waxman got 54 percent, to Bloomfield's 46 percent -- a narrow margin considering that Waxman had never before had earned less than 61 percent of the vote. His campaign was self-funded -- Bloomfield is a businessman who started his career dabbling in Internet companies until transitioning more into real estate. Bloomfield hasn't announced whether he will take another run at the seat. If he does enter, expect this race to be especially expensive as well as crowded.
Richard Bloom, California assembly member: The former mayor of Santa Monica was elected to his first term in the California State Assembly in 2012, and his 2014 campaign Web site is already live. He is considering running for Waxman's seat. "Seriously considering."
Debra Bowen, California Secretary of State: Bowen was elected to be California's Secretary of State in 2006 -- making her the sixth woman to win statewide office in California --and she won a second term in 2010. She has said she is still thinking about whether to run. Because of term limits, she won't be able to run again this year for secretary of state, leaving her wide open for a potential congressional bid. She lost a special election race in 2011 for a vacant congressional seat.
Matt Miller, radio host: Miller -- who hosts Left, Right, and Center on KCRW, writes a weekly column at the Washington Post, and is a fellow at the Center for American Progress -- is also being floated as a possible candidate in this overflowing race. He worked at the White House as an OMB senior advisor during the Clinton administration.
Zev Yaroslavsky, retiring member of the L.A. County Board of Supervisors: Yaroslavsky is on the L.A. Board of Supervisors and is planning to retire this year, partly due to the term limits of his position. L.A. Times columnist Steve Lopez seems to think Yaroslavsky is likely to enter the race. Yaroslavsky seems a bit more conflicted. “My first reaction is to be a freshman at the age of 65 is not something I’ve longed to do all my life."
See more at Washington Post.com
|Hugging the Los Angeles Coast|
Waxman's Leftist 33rd District runs from Beverly Hills to the coast of Los Angeles County. At one point Conservative Republican Robert K. Dornan represented much of the district. But the district has moved more and more to the left over the years.
By 2012 the "Republican" candidate had to re-register as an independent to avoid the party label. Current voter registration is 44% Democrat to 27% GOP. The district should remain in Democrat hands.
|California's 33rd Congressional District - 2012|