Just after 10 pm tonight, six-term U.S. Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) entered the downtown Portland Hiltonâs large ballroom to chants of âWU! WU! WU!â and claps from more than 150 cheering supporters.
Overcoming his Republican opponent Rob Cornilles in the First Congressional District, Wu was one of Oregonâs four Democratic incumbent House members (along with Democrat Ron Wyden in the Senate) who werenât affected by the anti-incumbent tide that unseated many Democrats this election.
The crowd cheered as Wu praised the work of the recent Congress and its historical significance. Saying that ultimately âhistorians will have a different viewâ than Fox News, Wu said he remained optimistic about returning to a House where leadership has changed hands with a Republican majority.
âAmericans donât want a gridlocked house,â Wu said. âItâs up to the Republicans to cooperate.â