Sandra Fluke May Run for Waxman's House Seat
Says she's 'strongly considering' bid for Congress
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 30, 2014 5:13 PM CST
Sandra Fluke in a 2012 file photo.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

(Newser) – One favorite of the left may be replaced by another: Sandra Fluke says she is "strongly considering" a run for the House seat being vacated by Henry Waxman, reports Politico. "I'm flattered that I'm being discussed as a potential candidate," said Fluke, who praised Waxman's "incredible legacy." Fluke, of course, hit the national stage in 2012 when Republicans wouldn't let her testify at a hearing on contraception coverage under ObamaCare. Rush Limbaugh called her a "slut" and a "prostitute" because of her desire for birth control.

Fluke, who has since graduated from Georgetown law school, then became a fixture on the campaign trail for President Obama and spoke at the party's national convention. But her victory in a primary would be no slam dunk in the mostly Democratic California district, notes the Hill. Other notables likely in the mix include Santa Monica Mayor Willie Brien, who happens to be the grandson of former Supreme Court Chief Justice (and California governor) Earl Warren.

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Feb 1, 2014 4:29 PM CST
No, no, no. You commies have to lie, or nobody would support you. Rush did not criticize her for wanting birth control. It was because Fluke wanted taxpayers to pay for her birth control.
Jan 31, 2014 11:35 PM CST
If she gets the position it will be a fluke.
Jan 31, 2014 10:23 AM CST
If I recall, In the speech that made her famous (ish) she stated that the average woman at her college spent their entire summer job salary on birth control for the year. So assuming minimum wage at the time (7.25 per hour) 30 hours a week. x 12 weeks of summer break Thats $2610.0 wages. $2610.00 per year spent on condoms per year. a box of condoms cost about $10. So she buys 261 boxes of condoms per year . There is 12 condoms in a box . 261x12= 3132 condoms . 3132/365 = 8.5 condoms per day . So the average college female uses 8.5 condoms per day 8.5/24hrs means that college women that Ms. Fluke is surveying have sex once every 3 hrs. How is she going to find time to run for congress? This was Mr. Limbaughs point. Of course you cant use logic against a liberal.