Women right's activist Sandra Fluke has filed paperwork with the California State Democratic Party to run for the Congressional seat that will be vacant following Rep. Henry Waxman's retirement at the end of the year.
Fluke is listed on the state party's website as one of three candidates who have officially filed to seek the party's endorsement. She said in a statement last week that she is "strongly considering" running after Waxman announced that will retire at the end of his term.
Fluke became a nationally known advocate for women's rights after conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh called her "a slut" for asking the federal government to pay for her contraception during a Congressional hearing in 2012.
Though she has filed with the state party, Fluke has yet to file her candidacy with the Federal Election Commission.
The Washington Post first reported that Fluke had filed in California's 33rd District.