Sandra Fluke Makes Move Toward Launching Congressional Bid

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It appears Sandra Fluke is serious about running for Congress.

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.

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