Sandra Fluke gained celebrity as a women's rights activist after becoming the object of a slur by conservative Rush Limbaugh. But that was unlikely to be enough to sustain a US House bid.
The two City Council veterans left standing after the Tuesday primary for Los Angeles mayor have a lot in common: political insiders, liberal Democrats, ties to labor, and so on. The runoff is May 21.
There will be a runoff in May for a pair of long-time Democratic operatives to determine the next mayor of Los Angeles.