05/22/2014 10:43 am ET Updated May 22, 2014

Sandra Fluke, Boosted By Fame, Eyes Bigger Role

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Earlier this year, Democratic activist and attorney Sandra Fluke made news after announcing she might run for the U.S. House seat being vacated by retiring Congressman Henry Waxman. But as the primary for that Los Angeles-based opening grew increasingly crowded, Fluke opted instead to run for state Senate in California's newly created 26th District.

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