Sandra Fluke Enters the Mayoral Race

Christine Quinn and Sandra Fluke greeting voters on the Upper West Side this morning.
Christine Quinn and Sandra Fluke greeting voters on the Upper West Side this morning.

Sandra Fluke, the women’s rights activist who shot into the national spotlight after being called a “slut” by conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh, has endorsed Christine Quinn’s bid to become the city’s first female and openly gay mayor.

Not only is she endorsing Ms. Quinn but she’s pounding the pavement. Ms. Fluke, who flew in from California for the occasion, is spending the day campaigning alongside Ms. Quinn, who has been increasingly touting the historical significance of her bid.

“I think Chris has the record that shows that she can accomplish real progress for New Yorkers and she has the seriousness as a candidate,” Ms. Fluke told Politicker this morning while greeting commuters alongside the City Council speaker on the Upper West Side.

Continue reading “Sandra Fluke Enters the Mayoral Race”

Roundup: Sandra Fluke; The John Liu Show; Washington Tomorrow

bloomberg villaraigosa emanuel Roundup: Sandra Fluke; The John Liu Show; Washington Tomorrow
Mayor Bloomberg, Mayor Villaraigosa and Mayor Emanuel discussing education. (Photo: Facebook)

From the Department of Headlines: “Veterinarian Assemblyman Was Arrested For Putting Dead Dog In Dumpster”

Another: “Bill gets his bill” (to invest pension funds locally)

President Obama called Sandra Fluke.

Republican Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis joined Democratic colleagues in criticizing Rush Limbaugh.

Kirsten Gillibrand piled on too.

Continue reading “Roundup: Sandra Fluke; The John Liu Show; Washington Tomorrow”

Ed Towns To Rush Limbaugh: ‘I Will Pray For You’

ed towns getty Ed Towns To Rush Limbaugh: I Will Pray For You
Congressman Towns (Photo: Getty)

After Rush Limbaugh went on his radio show yesterday and implied Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke was a “prostitute” and “slut” for testifying on Capitol Hill in favor of President Barack Obama’s contraception coverage rule, he sparked a media firestorm and had a suspicious package delivered to his home, but worst of all, he incurred the wrath of Brooklyn Congressman Ed Towns. Mr. Towns sent Mr. Limbaugh a letter yesterday asking the conservative commentator to apologize for his “vile” remarks.

“I will pray for you, Mr. Limbaugh. I will pray that you watch Ms. Fluke’s eloquent testimony, and that you apologize for stepping so far out of line – even for you,” Mr. Towns wrote. Continue reading “Ed Towns To Rush Limbaugh: ‘I Will Pray For You’”

Sandra Fluke Discusses Being Rejected From House Contraception Hearing

sandra fluke testimony Sandra Fluke Discusses Being Rejected From House Contraception Hearing
Sandra Fluke (Photo: YouTube)

Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke talked to The Politicker today about her rejection from yesterday’s House oversight committee hearing on President Barack Obama’s controversial contraception coverage rule. House Democrats wanted Ms. Fluke to be a witness at the hearing, but the committee’s chair, California Congressman Darrell Issa, denied the request and said she was ”not found to be appropriate or qualified.”

“He said that I was not an appropriate witness or a qualified witness. The appropriate witness part just really struck me because I can’t imagine who would be more appropriate to address this policy than the stories of the women I wanted to share,” Ms. Fluke told The Politicker. “They are the women affected by this policy, they are the appropriate witnesses.” Continue reading “Sandra Fluke Discusses Being Rejected From House Contraception Hearing”