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Sandra Fluke, a third-year law student at Georgetown University and former president of the Students for Reproductive Justice group there, testifies during a hearing before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee February 23, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Fluke has filed with the Democratic Party of California to run for Congress.
Women's rights activist Sandra Fluke has filed paperwork with the California Democratic Party to seek the party's endorsement to run for Congress.
The seat that will be vacant following Rep. Henry Waxman's retirement at the end of the year.
Fluke is listed on the state party's website as one of three candidates who have officially filed to seek the party's endorsement for the 33rd congressional district, but she has yet to officially file her candidacy with the Federal Election Commission. She has until March 7 to do so.
Fluke said in a statement last week that she is "strongly considering" running after Waxman announced that will retire at the end of his term.
Fluke became a nationally known advocate for women's rights after conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh called her "a slut" for asking the federal government to pay for her contraception during a Congressional hearing in 2012.
She also spoke at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
Also running in the race, per the state party, is Wendy Greuel, the runner up in the 2013 Los Angeles mayor's race.
The primary is June 3rd.
The Washington Post first reported that Fluke had filed with the party for the race.