Global women’s icon Sandra Fluke failed to avoid a runoff in her race for state senate in California, after coming in second place behind Democratic opponent Ben Allen. Fluke garnered 19.7 percent of the vote to Allen’s 21.9 percent. The two candidates will face off again in November.
Fluke’s failure to win the race outright is a blow to left-wing multi-millionaire filmmaker Michael Moore, who supported her candidacy.
Vote today in LA for Sandra Fluke for State Senate, District 26 (that's the coast of LA County). I support her. http://t.co/5m1gAFLZnm
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) June 3, 2014
Anyone who lives in Calif. Senate District 26 around LA (see map), please vote tomorrow for my friend, Sandra Fluke! pic.twitter.com/8Xy4cp7Grt
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) June 2, 2014
On the day of the election, Fluke tweeted that see was "running to push back against the constant threat of extremism we all face." She also brought her dog to the polls.
— Sandra Fluke (@SandraFluke) June 4, 2014
Is it racist to name your dog "Mr. President"? What other conclusion are we to draw from this?
Fluke met the actual president once, and he's reportedly a big fan.
— Sandra Fluke (@SandraFluke) June 3, 2014
It's unclear if Obama is aware of her secret racism.
But in all fairness to Sandra Fluke, she is handling her attempt to parlay random celebrity status into political office with far more maturity that Facebook spouse Sean Eldridge, who is trying to buy his way into the U.S. Congress. Fluke deserves credit for having the humility to start at the state level.
In other California election news, incumbent state Sen. Leland Yee (D) received almost 300,000 votes despite facing a litany of federal charges including "Conspiracy to Deal Firearms Without a License and to Illegally Import Firearms."