Sandra Fluke to campaign with Obama in Denver
Noted contraception activist Sandra Fluke will be introducing President Barack Obama at a campaign stop in Denver, Colo. Wednesday according to the Denver Post.
Fluke is expected to introduce Obama in downtown Denver at the Auraria Campus, during a campaign stop centered on his economic plans, the outlet noted. Fluke’s appearance will likely add a second dynamic, with the campaign, in recent months, attempting to highlight differences between Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s stances on women’s issues to Obama’s left-leaning approach.
Fluke endorsed Obama in June.
“Obama is committed to rebuilding our economy upon the values of fairness and opportunity and the belief that all Americans, both men and women, must have the rights they deserve,” Fluke wrote in a CNN op-ed. “That’s why I’m proud to endorse his re-election.”
The former Georgetown Law student, turned face of the contraception movement, came to national prominence in late February when she testified before congressional Democrats about the need for government mandated contraception coverage and received a phone call from Obama when her plea for free birth control resulted in radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh characterizing her as a “slut” and “prostitute” — comments for which Limbaugh later apologized.
In recent months and days the Obama campaign has slammed Romney for being old fashioned when it comes to women’s issues.
“This is not the 1950s. Contraception is so important to women,” a woman in a recent Obama campaign ad claims.
The Romney campaign has countered, focusing on the ways the Obama economy has hurt women.
Fluke’s representation, SKDKnickerbocker, did not respond to The Daily Caller’s request for comment.