Capps taps Fluke to campaign on women’s rights
October 23, 2012
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.