SACRAMENTO (UPI) — Sandra Fluke, the women’s rights activist who became a national celebrity when she was attacked by Rush Limbaugh, is running for Congress in California.
Fluke’s name appears on a list of candidates seeking the Democratic Party endorsement for the seat now held by Henry Waxman (D-Calif.). The party website has a total of six people listed: three, including Fluke, who have filed paperwork and three considered potential candidates.
Limbaugh called Fluke a “slut” when she testified before a Congressional committee in favor of compelling religious colleges and other institutions to provide insurance that covers birth control. At the time, she was a student at Georgetown Law School in Washington, a Catholic university where the student health plan did not cover contraception.
The attack made Fluke far more famous than her testimony and she received a telephone call from President Barack Obama. She graduated from Georgetown in 2012 and was admitted to the California Bar that December.