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Sandra Fluke Makes Move Toward Launching Congressional Bid

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John Shearer

Fluke is listed on the California state Democratic Party's website as seeking its endorsement in the race to fill outgoing Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA)'s seat, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. A state party delegate confirmed to the Post that Fluke filed the paperwork and paid the fee to seek the endorsement.

Although she hasn't officially launched a campaign, Fluke floated the possibility of a run for Congress last week after Waxman announced his retirement.

She rose to national attention in 2012 after testifying in a House oversight hearing on contraception coverage and being subsequently smeared by conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh.