Reproductive rights advocate Sandra Fluke, who rose to prominence during the 2012 presidential election when she testified in favor of the necessity of contraception coverage for women and was attacked by conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, has been flirting with a congressional bid for weeks. On Tuesday, Fluke took one step toward making her interest in a seat in Congress official.
Fluke filed paperwork with the California Democratic Party in search of its endorsement to replace retiring Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA). The Washington Post confirmed that Fluke will appear on a Democratic Party ballot over the weekend and may become the party’s standard bearer to replace the departing 20-term congressman.
While Fluke has not announced her congressional campaign yet or filed her require paperwork with the Federal Election Commission, her early moves are unmistakably those of a potential candidate. If she runs, Fluke will have to face a former Los Angeles mayoral candidate and a longtime state senator, both of whom are both interested in Waxman’s safely Democratic congressional seat.
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