Where Did Sandra Fluke Get $100K?

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Is it just me or does this look a little bit like campaign finance fraud?

Liberal darling and free-birth-control advocate Sandra Fluke is her own biggest donor in her state Senate race, according to official California campaign finance reports.

Fluke donated $12,000 to her campaign and $4,826.27 in non-monetary contributions. While $16,826.27 may not sound like a lot, Fluke also loaned her campaign $100,000.

Where does a 2012 law school grad working as a social justice attorney get a loan that size? Her campaign never responded to a Washington Examiner inquiry, so we’re left to speculate.

The Examiner piece by Ashe Schow speculates that her husband’s family may be the source of the money. Maybe.

Loans are often considered equivalent to contributions and while loaning yourself money is one thing, things get trickier when you’re loaned money that you then loan to your own campaign.

It’s not unusual for politicians to loan money to their own campaigns. It’s actually fairly common since a lot of the people running for office can afford it. It allows them to then cash in by repaying their own loans to themselves with interest, a shady practice.

Fluke’s opponent lent herself a $100K. But unless Sandra Fluke had that kind of money lying around, there are questions to be asked about where she got it. Did she take out a loan, as is the standard practice? What did she use for collateral?

Did it come out of the savings of their family? Or did it come from outside?

In any case, Fluke’s hard luck story looks shakier than ever.

  • Abberline

    Has she gotten laid yet?

  • Pete

    I thought that there was a cap of $12,000 on family members giving money from one to another (spouses excepted) without the IRA taxing it.

    Fluke’s father in law / mother in law may be rich, but it does not mean that her hubby is rich. I assume he would not be until he inherits or has had a well paying job for a while.

    Fluke herself just go t out of law school so doesn’t she have a lot a bills and thus not a large bank account?

    On a side note, Sandra Flue is or soon will be the 3rd most reviled woman after Hillary and Elizabeth Warren. That is saying a lot.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      They could have loaned the money to her and her to her campaign, though that’s sticky already, especially if they knew that it was going that way since then they’re loaning the money to the campaign.

  • Habbgun

    Leftism 101….you can’t be a fighter for the 99% unless you are rich and connected.

  • CoastalMaineBird

    She saved it up by not buying her own birth control.

    • Gregoryno6

      Either she’s been celibate all along, or the world has been spared a shipload of little Sandras by lots of good luck.

  • glpage

    So, what you’re telling us is there are 3000 REALLY desperate guys out there.

    • Habbgun

      No what he’s telling you is there is 3,000 guys on welfare fraud with nothing better to do than target a democratic stooge. Democratic stooges never say no. To anything. Ever.

  • DogmaelJones1

    So, sleep-around Sandra had some $16,000 to spend on her own campaign, but couldn’t afford condoms, and advocated that taxpayers shell out to pay for her good times? And she’s married? What does her husband do for a living? Advocate free cars or free energy?

  • roccolore

    Skanky Sandra can’t afford her whore pills, but she can donate $100,000 to her campaign.

  • Gregoryno6

    Can’t afford condoms, but got access to this kind of dough for a political campaign. Sounds legit.