Capps taps Fluke to campaign on women’s rights

October 23, 2012

Sandra Fluke

Democrat Congresswoman Lois Capps called on Georgetown Law graduate and renowned target of radio host Rush Limbaugh, Sandra Fluke, on Monday to help her campaign. [Noozhawk]

After Capps explained her own record of supporting women, Fluke spoke on behalf of the congresswoman at a winery in Santa Barbara. The activist commended Capps for her history of supporting women’s issues and chided her Republican opponent Abel Maldonado for not doing the same.

On February 29, Limbaugh called Fluke a “slut” and “prostitute” in response to Fluke’s speech to House Democrats supporting taxpayer subsidized contraceptives. Fluke said Monday that Capps rushed to her defense.

“Every day, Lois was there fighting for women,” Fluke said.

Fluke said Maldonado has a “very different agenda” for women.

“I don’t think he’s been straight with the women of the Central Coast,” Fluke said.

The women’s rights activist said she examined Maldonado’s record and noticed that he had received failing grades from Planned Parenthood and the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws.

“I didn’t like what I saw,” Fluke said.

Former assemblywoman and current state senate candidate Hannah-Beth Jackson also spoke at the Capps’ rally and commended Fluke’s efforts in fighting for women.

The Democratic Women of Santa Barbara County hosted the Capps event. About 100 people gathered at the Oreana Winery to listen to the speakers and watch the presidential debat.



  1. CommonSenseMama says:

    Perhaps if Congress spent more time with their constituents and less time with Lobbyists there wouldn’t be such a huge disconnect between the two.

    How can anyone represent their state if they don’t care to listen to the very people they are representing?

    Their travel days and days in recess mandatory. However, they are free to hold as many or few town hall meetings as they want. What happened to the good old days when Congress met for half of the year to meet with their constituents?

    If you vote for a rubber stamp, then that is what you will get- via Lois Capps.

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    • WiseGuy says:

      Even a “rubber stamp” is better than spit in the face. The Democratic agenda is far superior to the mess the Republicans offer, so we will be better off if Capps is elected and she continues the team effort in getting this nation back on the the correct course after years of Republican-backed scams to enrich crooks and liars.

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      • CommonSenseMama says:

        What a crock! They are not trying to get our nation back on course, the Democratic agenda is not getting it back on track but altering it’s course through fundamental change. As far as lying goes, our President has been doing that a lot lately regarding Libya (as well as Hilary Clinton). And the democratic facade of being for the “poor man” is a joke. Seven out of the top ten paid members of Congress are Democrats, so Republicans are not the only rich white men out there.

        And by Republican-backed scams, are you referring to:
        the housing crisis?
        “shovel ready projects?”
        the need to pass a bill before it is read?
        banks that are too big to fail?

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