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Sandra Fluke may run for retiring Henry Waxman's House seat

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As Rep. Henry Waxman, R-Calif., prepares to leave Congress at the end of his current term, activist attorney Sandra Fluke is giving thought to running for Waxman's seat.

Sandra Fluke is the former Georgetown University law student who testified to congressional Democrats that she wanted her college health plan to cover her birth control. Radio personality Rush Limbaugh branded her a "slut," but later apologized.

On Thursday Fluke said she was "strongly considering running" for the seat.

Wendy Greuel, former Los Angeles city controller, told KPCC radio on Thursday that she would run for Waxman's seat.

Democratic state Sen. Ted Lieu said on his Facebook page he was "seriously looking at running" and would make an announcement Friday.

"It's time for someone else to have the chance to make his or her mark," Waxman said Thursday in a statement announcing he won't seek re-election.

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