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.
The People's Republic of California - Lawyer and women's rights activist Sandra Fluke (D) is "strongly considering" a run for Rep. Henry Waxman's (D-Calif.) seat.
"I'm flattered that I'm being discussed as a potential candidate, especially for Rep. Waxman's seat, considering his incredible legacy," she told The Hill in a statement. "A number of folks I respect very deeply have reached out today and encouraged me to run. I am strongly considering running. I'll be making my decision soon," reports The Hill.
Fluke, a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, made headlines after House Republicans refused to let her testify on birth control and Rush Limbaugh personally attacked her on his radio show. She became a campaign surrogate for President Obama and spoke at the Democratic National Convention in 2012. She now lives in Los Angeles.
But she's far from the only Democrat giving the race a hard look after Waxman's morning announcement Thursday that he'll retire at the end of this term. The Hollywood-based district is overwhelmingly Democratic.
Sources told The Hill that Santa Monica Mayor Willie Brien (D), the grandson of former California governor and former Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren (D), is seriously mulling a bid. California state Sens. Ted Lieu (D) and Fran Pavley (D), and state Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D) are also considering running.
Other potential candidates mentioned by Los Angeles and California Democratic strategists include Los Angeles City Councilman Bob Blumenfield (D) and L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky (D) — both of whom are close to Waxman — and former Los Angeles mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel (D).
|Hugging the Los Angeles Coast
The 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