LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sandra Fluke, who gained national attention when she testified before Congress in favor of requiring that employer-provided health insurance cover birth control, plans to run for the state Senate.

The Los Angeles Times says Fluke will seek the seat held by Ted Lieu, a Torrance Democrat. He has announced he’ll run for the seat of retiring Congressman Henry Waxman.

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Fluke was considering seeking Waxman’s seat but told the Times she thinks she’d accomplish more in the Legislature.

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Fluke, a Democrat, was an unmarried Georgetown University law student in 2012 when she testified before Congress. That led radio commentator Rush Limbaugh to brand her a “slut” and a “prostitute.” After a national uproar, he later apologized.

Fluke moved to California after graduating, passed the bar and has been active on issues including foster care and living wages.

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