Sandra Fluke, a women's rights activist who came to prominence after conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh labeled her a "slut" for advocating government-funded contraception, is considering a run for Congress.
Fluke told KPCC that she is "strongly" considering a bid for the seat of Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), who announced his retirement earlier Thursday.
"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."
Limbaugh's comments about Fluke came after she was denied the right to testify in front of a House committee about the federal health law's contraception coverage mandate. Limbaugh, who had said Fluke was asking the government to fund her sex life, later apologized.