Sandra Fluke is considering running for outgoing Rep. Henry Waxman’s (D-CA) House seat.
Fluke floated the idea on Thursday, after Waxman announced that he would not run for reelection.
“I’m flattered that I’m being discussed as a potential candidate,” Fluke told Southern California radio station KPCC. “A number of folks I respect very deeply have reached out today and encouraged me to run. I am strongly considering running.”
Fluke gained national attention in 2012 for her testimony at a House oversight hearing examining contraception coverage under Obamacare. After that testimony a number of outlandish conservative conspiracy theories about Fluke arose, including that she was a plant for the White House.
Democrats are confident that Waxman’s seat will stay in under Democratic control. Waxman’s district cleanly went for President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in 2012 and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) in 2008.