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Fluke 'strongly considering' run for Congress

Sandra Fluke, the attorney made famous when she was not allowed to testify at a House hearing on President Barack Obama's policies on contraceptives and religious organizations, says she is "strongly considering running" for retiring Rep. Henry Waxman's House seat.

"I'm flattered that I'm being discussed as a potential candidate, especially for Rep. Waxman's seat, considering his incredible legacy," Fluke said in a statement. "A number of folks I respect very deeply have reached out today and encouraged me to run.  I am strongly considering running.  I'll be making my decision soon."

Waxman, D-Calif., announced his retirement Thursday. 

Fluke's story got national attention during the 2012 elections, when conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said that she was "a slut" for asking the government to pay her contraception.

"It makes her a slut, right?" Limbaugh said of Fluke, "It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She's having so much sex she can't afford contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex."