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Sandra Fluke, Scaling Things Back, Plans to Run for California State Senate

Sandra Fluke, the law student Rush Limbaugh infamously attacked because of her stances on birth control, introduces the US President during a campaign event Auraria Event Center in Denver, Colorado, August 8, 2012.
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Sandra Fluke has been openly pondering the idea of running for U.S. Congress to replace U.S. Representative Henry Waxman for a week or so now, but on Thursday, she announced she had decided against the idea, in favor of a more modest political goal: She’ll run for California’s State Senate instead. “While I strongly considered offering my candidacy for Congress, I feel there is a better way for me to advance the causes that are important to our community,” Fluke told the Los Angeles Times. The Wire makes the case that this decision gives Fluke a clearer path to victory and a deeper political résumé. It also allows her to avoid Washington, D.C.’s weather for another few years.

Sandra Fluke to Run for California State Senate