Sandra Fluke, who is perhaps the most mocked progressive in Teabagistan thanks to Rush Limbaugh’s infamous “slut” campaign, has filed the paperwork to run for the U.S. House seat to be vacated by the retiring liberal icon, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA).
The 32-year-old lawyer had said earlier in January that she was “strongly considering” making a bid for Waxman’s seat, adding she was “flattered” that she was being discussed as a potential candidate. Fluke gained national attention for her testimony before Congress in 2012, when she advocated for health insurers to pay for contraception as part of the Affordable Care Act. Congress was reviewing the conscience clause, that provided an exemption to religious institutions who object to providing contraception and abortion inducing drugs under their healthcare plans. Fluke testified about her experience at Georgetown Law School, where the Catholic university would not pay for birth control as part of the student health plan.
Fluke will be running against a heavy field of Democrats vying to succeed Waxman.