Posted on 28 July 2011.
By Jeffrey Osborn
Northwest Asian Weekly
Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) announced his resignation on Tuesday, July 26, after facing nearly a week of accusations involving an aggressive sexual encounter with a teenager.
Congressman Wu had been under mounting pressure to resign from his constituents in Oregon and fellow democrats in Washington, including an ethics committee investigation at the request of Rep. Nancy Pelosi. In his home state of Oregon, both Democratic senators applied pressure on Wu to resign in a joint statement. Read the full story
Posted in National News, Vol 30 No 31 | 7/30-8/5
Posted on 28 July 2011.
Rep. David Wu in a tiger costume in a photo he had e-mailed to his staff members during his 2010 campaign
In February, newspapers were calling for David Wu, 56, to resign after finding out about his bizarre behavior at the end of his 2010 campaign — which included sending pictures of himself wearing a tiger costume to his staff members. Little did we know that it would get worse for him. Read the full story
Posted in Editorials, Vol 30 No 31 | 7/30-8/5
Posted on 20 July 2011.
A controversy is stirring in Oregon as United States Congressman David Wu is receiving criticism for out of state donations for his reelection campaign. Wu, a Democrat, is the first Taiwanese American to be elected to the United States House of Representatives. As he heads into a tough season of campaigning to retain his seat in Congress, he has received a heavy amount of donations from Asians, mostly out of state. Read the full story
Posted in Editorials, Vol 30 No 30 | 7/23-7/29
Posted on 30 April 2011.
By Jonathan J. Cooper
The Associated Press
BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon congressman who has acknowledged inappropriate behavior during the 2010 election campaign will face a primary challenge in the next election.
State Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian said Monday he will challenge Democratic Rep. David Wu for the party’s nomination in 2012. Avakian’s campaign announced support from a number of key Democrats, including state House Democratic Leader Dave Hunt and Metro Council Chair Tom Hughes.
Wu has been battling media reports about erratic behavior that led several key staff members to quit after last year’s election. He has acknowledged taking a painkiller from a campaign donor despite an allergy to an enzyme found in many drugs. He also acknowledged sending staff members photos of himself wearing a tiger costume. Read the full story
Posted in National News, Vol 30 No 18 | 4/30-5/6
Posted on 24 February 2011.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Senior staffers of U.S. Rep. David Wu were so alarmed over the Oregon Democrat’s erratic behavior just days before the November election that they demanded he enter a hospital for psychiatric treatment, a newspaper reported last week.
The Oregonian, citing interviews with a number of anonymous staff members, reported on its website that Wu was increasingly unpredictable on the campaign trial and in private last fall. He had several angry and loud outbursts and sometimes said “kooky” things to staff and potential voters and donors.
A similar report was carried on the Willamette Week newspaper’s website on Friday. Read the full story
Posted in National News, Vol 30 No 9 | 2/26-3/4