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Aug 7, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

(DENVER POST) In case you needed further proof of the importance of the women’s vote in Colorado this election – and that the Obama campaign is following the 2010 roadmap of U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet – word comes that Sandra Fluke will introduce President Obama at his Denver campaign stop.

Fluke is the Georgetown Law Student who testified before Congress earlier this year in favor of insurance coverage of contraception, and gained national attention when conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh called her a “slut” and a “prostitute.” (Limbaugh later apologized).

Obama is scheduled to speak at the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver Wednesday morning. While his talk – and other stops in Grand Junction, Pueblo and Colorado Springs – will be focused on his plans for the economy, the Fluke appearance brings to the forefront another area in which the Obama campaign is trying to differentiate its candidate from Mitt Romney.

The campaign recently launched a new television ad that hits Romney on women’s issues, namely his statements that he would eliminate Planned Parenthood, calling Romney “out of touch” on women’s issues.

The strategy worked for Bennet amid a Republican wave in 2010, when he edged Republican Ken Buck, thanks largely to women voters.