Another Staffer Departs David Wu's Office

David Wu

An eighth staffer has left U.S. Rep. David Wu's office.Erin Devaney, the Democratic congressman's executive assistant and scheduler, left Wu's Washington, D.C., office on Friday.Wu spokesman Erik Dorey said today the job of a scheduler is "the most difficult and high stress in any congressional office," but that Devaney "will always be a friend of the office." Wu has already found a replacement for ...   More
Monday, March 21, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

A Different Take on David Wu

David Wu

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Monday, March 21, 2011 by

David Wu Refuses to Release October 2010 Correspondence

David Wu

One of the more curious elements of the story surrounding U.S. Rep. David Wu is the series of bizarre emails the Democratic congressman sent staffers in the early-morning hours of Oct. 30 just days before Wu's re-election.Sent from Wu's congressional BlackBerry in the voice of his 11- and 13-year-old children, the emails were in fact written by the congressman. Wu admitted he wrote the emails after ...   More
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

David Wu Tells Donors "I Am in a Good Place Now"

David Wu at KATU

Almost one month after reports surfaced about U.S. Rep. David Wu's odd behavior in October 2010, the Democratic lawmaker continues to do damage control. This afternoon, the seven-term congressman sent an email message to supporters from his David Wu for Congress account. That email printed below repeats many of the messages Wu has made to television and some print reporters in Oregon. Wu continues ...   More
Monday, March 14, 2011 by

One-Time Potential Wu Challenger Muses on Hosni Mubarak


As U.S. Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) fights for his political life, a favorite topic of conversation in political circles is trying to identify whom the Democratic Party might support to challenge him in a primary next year. Some of the most often mentioned names are Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries Commissioner Brad Avakian; state  Sen. Suzanne Bomamici (D-Beaverton) and former state Rep. Greg ...   More
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Wu’s World

Police reports detail one set of problems in the congressman’s marriage.

U.S. Rep. David Wu tried to explain his odd behavior in the run-up to the November election during interviews last weekend with several local television and radio stations. One week after Wu’s u   More
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Local Artist Creates Tiger Wu Painting

He only wants $5,000 for it people.


Arts & Books
Forget cell phone snapshots. Local artist Ryan Birkland has commemorated Congressman David Wu's bizarre appearance in a tiger costume with an oil and spray paint work on glass titled “A Celebration of Portland” that’s currently on display at Northwest Portland’s Stepping Stone Cafe. Birkland’s name might sound familiar: Three years ago he briefly ended up in jail for “vandalizing” local ...   More
Monday, February 28, 2011 TIFFANY STUBBERT

David Wu Dodges Print Reporters, Appears on TV, Says Ex-Staffers are "Not Physicians"

David Wu at KATU

U.S. Rep David Wu sat for interviews with KGW and KATU Saturday morning but dodged questions from Willamette Week and Oregonian reporters outside the TV stations.On television, however, the Oregon Democrat admitted that the series of bizarre emails from his federally issued BlackBerry in the early morning hours of Oct. 30 were in fact from him. Until now, that fact had remained unclear, because the ...   More
Saturday, February 26, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

David Wu Files for Re-Election, Names New Treasurer

David Wu

U.S. Rep David Wu filed paperwork Wednesday to run for re-election in 2012 and also named a new campaign treasurer to fill the recently vacated position. The action comes even as pressure mounts for Wu to resign in the wake of news, first published by WW on Feb. 18, that staff tried to force Wu to seek psychiatric help in the final days before the Nov. 2 election.Wu, who has declined to speak with ...   More
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