Free-birth control enthusiast Sandra Fluke shot to fame in 2012 when she took to the halls of Congress to demand that the federal government force Catholic schools and other religious organizations to offer contraceptive drugs.
Later that year, after being the subject of radio host Rush Limbaugh’s criticism, she spoke at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. She also tried to raise her own profile by rallying support for Obama’s reelection campaign. In October 2012, for example, Fluke delivered a speech to 10 somewhat rapt Nevada residents in the mostly empty parking lot of a Sak ‘N Save grocery store in north Reno.
Fluke would later auction one hour of her time for an online “strategy session.” The auctioneer, a charitable website BiddingForGood, closed the auction two days early after deeming some responses to the auction as unacceptably “harassing.” (RELATED: Birth-Control Enthusiast Sandra Fluke Auctions One-Hour ‘Strategy Session’)
In 2014, Fluke became a wannabe politician and was pummeled in a California state Senate race, losing by a 61 percent to 31 percent margin to fellow Democrat Ben Allen, an adjunct law professor at the UCLA School of Law. (RELATED: Of Course The Word ‘SLUT’ Appears In Candidate Sandra Fluke ‘Meet & Greet’ Press Release)
Here, thanks to her unverified Twitter account, is what Fluke, now 35, looks like today.
— Sandra Fluke (@SandraFluke) June 12, 2016
— Sandra Fluke (@SandraFluke) August 26, 2016
— Sandra Fluke (@SandraFluke) August 27, 2016
— Sandra Fluke (@SandraFluke) August 28, 2016