Fluke gained national attention last year with her testimony before Congress about her inability to obtain birth control at Catholic Georgetown University. Unfortunate comments by right-wing commentator Rush Limbaugh elevated her to heroine status among the pro-abortion, pro-Obamacare left.
Even as Fluke was proven to not be quite as she described herself, the criticisms of Limbaugh continued (after he apologized) and Fluke became the victim, getting a call from the President and speaking at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
Fluke told California Radio station KPCC, "I’m flattered that I’m being discussed as a potential candidate. A number of folks I respect very deeply have reached out today and encouraged me to run. I am strongly considering running."