By Kaya Masler on October 06, 2014
ATTORNEY GENERAL KAMALA HARRIS ENDORSES SANDRA FLUKE
Harris Says Fluke’s Experience on Public Safety, Social Justice and Civil Rights Makes Her Best Candidate for State Senate
Today Sandra Fluke, candidate for State Senate in the 26th District, was endorsed by California Attorney General Kamala Harris. The critical endorsement from Attorney General Harris adds important momentum to Fluke's growing support less than a month from Election Day. Harris is the first and only statewide elected official to endorse in this highly competitive race.
“I’m endorsing Sandra because she’s the best candidate to represent communities of the 26th State Senate. Sandra truly understands the vitally important intersection of public safety and social justice,” Attorney General Kamala Harris said. “Her experience protecting victims of human trafficking and domestic violence, paired with her committed work on civil rights, will serve her constituents—and all Californians—very well.”
Sandra Fluke said: “It is an incredible honor to have the endorsement of Attorney General Kamala Harris. She is such an inspirational leader and I deeply admire the work she’s done to make our communities safer and lift Californians up. Attorney General Harris and I share the same progressive values and belief that public service is about making the lives of those we serve better, and giving a voice to those too often silenced. I look forward to partnering with her to making progress for California.”
Prominent Southern California Democrats have endorsed Fluke, including U.S. Rep Janice Hahn, U.S. Rep Julia Brownley, U.S. Rep Karen Bass, U.S. Rep Tony Cardenas, State Senator Holly Mitchell, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, Los Angeles Councilmember Mike Bonin, Los Angeles Councilmember Nury Martinez and former Councilmember Bill Rosendahl. Fluke has also been endorsed by several labor unions and other influential organizations including AFCSME California PEOPLE, California Firefighters, UFCW Local 770, California Federation of Teachers, California Nurses Association, Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project, Sierra Club, California League of Conservation Voters, California NOW, EMILY’s List, NARAL Pro-Choice California, Pride PAC and Military Mental Health Project.
The Fluke campaign released a poll that shows Sandra is leading her opponent by an impressive seven point margin with an 18 percent name ID advantage. The detailed polling memo from Garin Hart Yang Research Group can be found here: http://www.standwithsandra.org/polling-memo. With Fluke’s lead in the polls and her continued accumulation of influential endorsements, the momentum is undeniably in her favor.