Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law student who became an instant celebrity when she was denied the opportunity to testify at a hearing on Obamacare’s contraception requirements, is strongly considering running for Congress.
“I’m flattered that I’m being discussed as a potential candidate,” Fluke said. “A number of folks I respect very deeply have reached out today and encouraged me to run. I am strongly considering running.”
Fluke would run for Henry Waxman’s House seat, as the longtime Democrat announced he would retire this year.
“A sincere thank you to liberal champion @WaxmanClimate for 40 years of service to our community in LA,” Fluke tweeted.
Democrats have received the news favorably, including strategist Hillary Rosen who expressed support on Twitter with the hashtag #RunSandraRun.
After her raise to fame, Fluke earned a speaking spot at the Democratic National Convention in 2012.