With Fluke’s loss, the Democrats’ “war on women” narrative takes another heavy blow. Fluke ran for office based on her fame gained from the creation of that political argument, as did Wendy Davis in Texas. Neither woman won her respective race.
The narrative also failed as a campaign tactic, as Sen. Mark Udall — who focused his entire campaign on birth control and so-called women’s issues — lost re-election to Republican Rep. Cory Gardner.
This should be a lesson for Democrats come 2016.