She hasn’t officially announced her candidacy, but Sandra Fluke took another step toward running for Congress. The attorney, who rose to national prominence as a Georgetown law student for her activism in support of the contraception mandate, filed to receive the endorsement of the California Democratic Party.
By filing for an endorsement, which includes a fee, Fluke will appear on the party’s ballot at Sunday’s local pre-endorsement conference. The party will hold its state convention at the end of the month. The Washington Post reports that Fluke has not officially filed with the Federal Election Commission; a Fluke adviser says she has not yet made a decision, but is keeping her options open.
Fluke is not alone in the race to fill retiring longtime congressman Henry Waxman’s heavily Democratic seat: Los Angeles mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel and state senator Ted Lieu are also running.