Sandra Fluke, the free-birth-control and women’s rights advocate, has complained over the course of her campaign for California State Senate that women do not have equal access to campaign funds as men do. Yet Fluke loaned herself $100,000 in campaign funds for the race in the 26th district, according to a new report by Bloomberg News.
Fluke has led fundraising in the race over the past two months. Her female Democratic rival, Manhattan Beach Mayor Amy Howorth, has the most cash-on-hand, trumping the top male candidate in the race, Ben Allen. (Allen is also the beneficiary of large independent expenditures by businessman Bill Bloomfield.)
Two of Fluke’s campaign mailers mention her famous 2012 tussle with radio host Rush Limbaugh. One says: “Sandra Fluke Fought Rush Limbaugh and Won. Imagine What She Will DO in Sacramento,” Bloomberg notes. A copy of the mailer can be found on Fluke’s Facebook page by clicking here.
Bloomberg News also notes that Fluke and her husband own a home in West Hollywood–where the median home value is $645,000–which they bought before she went to law school at Georgetown.