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Sandra Fluke Passes on U.S. House Bid, Aims for California State Senate

Just hours after filing paperwork with the intention of seeking the California Democratic Party’s endorsement to replace retiring 20-term Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), Democratic activist Sandra Fluke announced on Tuesday that she was passing on that opportunity and aiming instead to be elected to the state Senate.

“I am extremely moved by the outpouring of local and national support I have received since I announced that I was considering running for office,” Fluke said in a statement released late Tuesday night. “While I strongly considered offering my candidacy for Congress, I feel there is a better way for me to advance the causes that are important to our community.”

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Fluke faced two established Democrats, one a former Los Angeles mayoral candidate and the other a longtime state Senator Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), in the race for the Democratic nomination to replace Waxman. Fluke said she plans, instead, to run for the state Senate seat currently held by Lieu.

h/t The Los Angeles Times

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