Contraception activist Sandra Fluke has decided she will not be running for California Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman’s soon-to-be vacated congressional seat.
Instead, the Democratic attorney who made a name for herself advocating for federal contraception coverage will be running for California State Senate.
“It is official! Thanks so much to everyone who encouraged me to #runsandrarun, your support means the world to me. Today I have announced that I am running for California State Senate,” Fluke wrote on Facebook Wednesday morning. “I hope you will continue to stand with me and fight!”
News broke Tuesday that Fluke had filed with the California State Democratic Party seeking their endorsement to replace Waxman. At the time, a Fluke representative stressed to The Daily Caller that her filing was “not indicative of a final decision.”
Indeed it was not, Fluke now says she thinks she will be able to have a bigger impact working on matters she cares about — :working to protect our environment, ensure our access to health care, and create the jobs that are desperately needed” — in the state Senate.
“While I strongly considered offering my candidacy for Congress, I feel there is a better way for me to advance the causes that are important to our community,” she told The LA Times in a statement.