At least one Republican is upset women’s rights activist Sandra Fluke will not run for Congress.
Sen. Jeff FlakeJeff FlakeOvernight Finance: Lawmakers float criminal charges for Wells Fargo chief | Scrutiny on Trump's Cuba dealings | Ryan warns of recession if no tax reform GOP senators press Treasury to withdraw estate tax proposal Obama defeat is Schumer victory MORE (R-Ariz.) tweeted Wednesday that her decision left a missed opportunity for a bicameral bill sponsored by the two called “Fluke-Flake.”
Sandra Fluke decides not to run for Congress. Dang, there goes the possibility for a Fluke-Flake bill...— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) February 5, 2014
She said the state Senate would offer a better platform for her to “advance the causes that are important to our community.”
Fluke became a star in the Democratic Party and stumped for President Obama’s reelection campaign in 2012 after she was denied a seat to testify at a House Oversight Committee hearing regarding the administration’s contraception mandate and the derogatory comments aimed at her by talk show host Rush Limbaugh that followed.