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Sandra Fluke, attorney and women's rights activist addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
In news that is likely to make Rush Limbaugh's head explode, activist and lawyer Sandra Fluke is reportedly considering running for Congress this year. According to the Huffington Post, the former Georgetown Law student is weighing whether or not she will run for Congressman Henry Waxman's seat, who announced today that he will not be seeking another term in the House of Representatives.

Sandra first made national news after she testified in Congress on the need for affordable access to birth control via the Affordable Care Act. Radio host and Lady-Parts-Expert Rush Limbaugh quickly denounced her as being a slut because she needed so many birth control pills because she was having so much sex (because we all know, that's how birth control works, right?).

Fluke responded to today's news of her potential House run by saying:

"I’m flattered that I’m being discussed as a potential candidate, especially for Rep. Waxman's seat, considering his incredible legacy," Fluke said. "A number of folks I respect very deeply have reached out today and encouraged me to run. I am strongly considering running. I’ll be making my decision soon."
Waxman's district is a deep blue district but as California recently instituted a top-two primary system, the candidates on the November ballot could easily both be Democrats. So we'll see in the coming days and weeks which other Democratic contenders will be throwing their hat into the ring to succeed Congressman Waxman as well.

Originally posted to GleninCA on Thu Jan 30, 2014 at 02:43 PM PST.

Also republished by Los Angeles Kossacks and California politics.

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