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Sandra Fluke trying to ride spotlight into state Senate
Sandra Fluke trying to ride spotlight into state Senate

It is rare for state legislative candidates to get national media attention, but there was West Hollywood attorney Sandra Fluke on MSNBC the other day, talking about the challenges of being a woman running for the California Senate. It was one of several such appearances Fluke has made since she was thrust into the spotlight in 2012. That's when conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh called her a "slut" for testifying before Congress that health insurers should pay for contraception. Fluke is hoping to translate her national profile as a women's-rights heroine — and her support from feminist leaders including Gloria Steinem and California NOW —...

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