Sandra Fluke mulling California Congressional run
February 4, 2014
Women’s rights activist Sandra Fluke is considering running for Congress in California to replace Rep. Henry Waxman, who is retiring at the conclusion of his term this year. [Washington Post]
Fluke garnered national attention after recommending taxpayer-subsidized birth control during testimony she gave to Congress in 2012. Radio host Rush Limbaugh then called her a “slut” on air.
Fluke has yet to officially announce her campaign or file with the Federal Elections Commission. However, a California Democratic Party delegate told the Washington Post that she has filed papers seeking the state party’s endorsement. Fluke has also paid the fee to appear on the ballot.
The 33rd District, which Waxman currently represents, includes Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Venice Beach and Santa Monica.
Expected challengers for the seat include former Los Angeles mayoral finalist Wendy Gruel and state Sen. Ted Lieu.