David Wu Continues Fundraising Trend with Out-of-State Donors

David Wu

Long before U.S. Rep. David Wu donned a tiger suit and emailed photographs of himself in the Halloween costume to staffers just days before the November 2010 election, the Democratic lawmaker was better known in Oregon for a couple of other reasons.One was Wu's reliance on out-of-state donors to fund his seven successful election campaigns in Oregon's 1st Congressional District.The first quarter of ...   More
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Brad Avakian Announces Run for David Wu's Congressional Seat

In a carefully worded email to supporters late Sunday night, state Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian obliquely announced he will challenge U.S. Rep. David Wu in the 2012 Democratic primary for Oregon's 1st Congressional District."Over the past several months, I've heard from many leaders and citizens asking me to consider running for Congress - to give Northwest Oregon the tough, effective leadership ...   More
Sunday, April 17, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

David Wu's False Explanation for One Employee's Departure

David Wu on ABC News

In the aftermath of news reports in February that U.S. Rep. David Wu lost an extraordinary number of staffers and aides following a tumultuous November 2010 re-election, the Democratic lawmaker granted his first interview to ABC's George Stephanopoulos.In a live broadcast on Feb. 22, Stephanopoulos asked Wu why so many staffers had quit working for him. The news anchor also asked the seven-term congressman ...   More
Monday, April 11, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

October 2010 Painkiller Episode Grows Murkier for U.S. Rep David Wu


The troubling episode in which U.S. Rep. David Wu accepted painkillers from a campaign donor just before the November 2010 election grew more problematic Saturday, when The Oregonian published emails from Wu and staffers that suggest Wu knew the medication he took from the contributor was not over-the-counter despite his recent denials to the contrary. The emails published in this new report also show ...   More
Saturday, March 26, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

The Ninth Staffer to Leave David Wu's Office

Wu portrait

WW reported Monday that yet another staffer had parted ways with U.S. Rep. David Wu as the seven-term congressman entered his ninth week in the national spotlight. Since January, the Democratic lawmaker from Oregon's 1st District has come under intense scrutiny for everything from his angry and inappropriate behavior toward staffers and constituents to his demeanor after he drove a rental car into ...   More
Friday, March 25, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Updated Lineup Annouced for "From Oregon, With Love" Japan Relief Benefit

Pink Martini! Storm Large! Ballet dancers!


Mark your calendars for Sunday, March 27, if you want to help raise money in Portland for earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan.Stephen Marc Beaudoin, who produced a local benefit concert for Haiti earthquake victims last year that raised $162,000, is co-producing next weekend's musical benefit—From Oregon, With Love—at the Aladdin Theater.  Headliners include pianist Thomas Lauderdale and ...   More
Friday, March 18, 2011 AILIN DARLING

In Fundraising Push, David Wu Celebrates Birthday Early

David Wu

U.S. Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) marks his 56th birthday on April 8, but he's hosting a birthday party in Portland on March 23, about a week before a key Federal Election Commission fundraising report is due.The $100-a-head event is being held Wednesday, March 23, at Seres Restaurant in the Pearl while Congress is in recess next week.For Democrats to view Wu as competitive in 2012, the seven-term congressman ...   More
Friday, March 18, 2011 BETH SLOVIC


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