Sandra Fluke said she’s “strongly considering running” for Henry Waxman’s House seat after the longtime California Democrat announced he would retire from Congress this year.
“I’m flattered that I’m being discussed as a potential candidate,” Fluke told Southern California radio station KPCC Thursday. “A number of folks I respect very deeply have reached out today and encouraged me to run. I am strongly considering running.”
Fluke became a household name after she spoke out in favor of women’s contraception coverage under Obamacare. Her LinkedIn page identifies her as a “social justice advocate” in the greater Los Angeles area.
Fluke joined President Barack Obama on the campaign trail during the 2012 race.