Sandra Fluke running for Congress in California as Democrat

Feb. 4, 2014 at 2:15 PM

SACRAMENTO, Feb. 4 (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 Obama. She graduated from Georgetown in 2012 and was admitted to the California Bar that December.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
North Korea on missile cruiser deployment to Japan: U.S. 'will burn'
North Korea blasts South's idea of unified system
Puerto Rico not able to pay more than $72 billion in debts
Seven arrests made in Tunisia hotel killings
Uber executives arrested in Paris