Reproductive health care advocate Sandra Fluke has filed papers to run for the U.S. House of Representatives in California. According to the Washington Post, the former Georgetown University student is running in the Democratic primary to fill the seat left vacant by the retirement of Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA).
A spokesperson for the California Democratic Party confirmed to the Post that Fluke has filed paperwork to run in the primary for California’s 33rd District. Other candidates for the seat include former Los Angeles mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel (D) and state Sen. Ted Lieu (D).
Since I’m not in California, I can’t speak to the qualities of Greuel or Lieu, but certainly Fluke seems to combine the national exposure and professionalism one would want in a candidate. She’ll be a huge fundraiser and really could be a rising star in the Democratic Party. Plus this will send conservatives a-frothing like never before. I don’t know her position on economic issues and I definitely want to hear more about that, but this is quite promising.