The Washington Post reports that Sandra Fluke, who was denied the opportunity to testify on the oral contraceptive provision of the ACA before an all-male Capitol Hill committee, may run for the Congressional seat of retiring California representative Henry Waxman.
UPDATE: Sandra Fluke has decided NOT to run for Waxman's seat. She will run instead for a seat in the California State Senate. Here's the quote from this morning's Washington Post story:
Sandra Fluke, the attorney turned activist turned rising progressive star, has decided against running for retiring Rep. Henry A. Waxman’s seat, instead opting to run for a California state Senate seat.As tmservo433 points out in the comments below, this is a much better idea. Fluke can earn her stripes by serving at the state level, should she win, and from there perhaps can aspire to run for higher office.
The field of candidates who intend to file papers to run Waxman's seat is rapidly becoming crowded, according to The Washington Post, but certainly the candidacy of Ms. Fluke (pronounced "Flook") would make a thrill shoot up practically anyone's leg. This is a Congressional seat we want to keep in Democratic hands anyway, and to have more women in Congress can be nothing but good.
The races for governor in Texas and U.S. senator in Kentucky will add to the interest of this election cycle. Bring it on, women! Or, as the "Republics" would put it, "Bring it on, little ladies!"