Daily Archives: July 27, 2011

David Wu Speaks!

The Washington Times caught up with Wu outside his Washington D.C. home.

Another interesting note. A number of reporters on Capitol Hill on Tuesday wondered whether or not Rep. Wu made an appearance on House floor Tuesday evening when the official photo of all the House members for the 112th Congress was taken. Some members said they did not see him, but no reports were confirmed one way or another. Mr. Wu’s office never returned with a response.

The story is here. 

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Malkin: The Creepy Enablers of Wu

Money quote:

House Democrats — whose fundraising arm poured more than $80,000 into Wu’s re-election coffers last cycle — remained silent and took no action. Not until this weekend’s revelations about Wu’s alleged teenage victim were published by The Oregonian newspaper did Nancy “Drain the Swamp” Pelosi call for an investigation by the House ethics committee. Note: The victim called Capitol Hill in May to complain, months after Wu’s own staff demanded he get help and several left-leaning newspapers published editorials calling for his resignation.

Find her entire article here.
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Wu Replacement Election: Who’s Running?

So far for the Democrats it’s the battle of the Brads. Democrats Brad Witt and Brad Avakian are already declared candidates for the 1st Congressional District. With Kitzhaber’s announcment about the process (see below) it’s believed there will be a run of candidates rushing to declare for this race.

No one has officially declared for the Republican side but we could have the battle of the Robs on our hands. Thinking about it are: Rob Cornilles –the GOP candidate in 2010 and Rob Miller, a political newcomer and CEO of Trailblazer Foods, Inc. State Rep Shawn Lindsay, who showed great instincts and intelligence in his first term at the state capitol is also considering a run, as is Tea Party chief, John Kuzmanich.

Governor Kitzhaber announced yesterday that he couldn’t yet call for a special election until he has Wu’s resignation in hand, but is inclined to give candidates enough time for primary and special general election.

“With Congressman Wu’s announcement this morning that he intends to resign after the debt-ceiling issue is resolved, many Oregonians – particularly those in the 1st Congressional District – want to know what will happen with his seat. I want a fair process that will include as many Oregonians as possible to ensure that the people in the 1st Congressional District have adequate representation in Washington, DC. But to do that, I must first have Congressman Wu’s official resignation, which I have not yet received. Once that is in hand, I intend to call for a special election to elect a Representative to Oregon’s 1st Congressional District, with sufficient time for the Secretary of State to call a special primary.”

The alternative would be an election sooner with the political parties choosing their own candidates. Having a special election will cost the state $400,000.00 plus printing costs etc.  Maybe David Wu has a few dollars left over in his political war chest and would like to donate it to the cause.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Wu’s Resigned to Resigning

But not before he goes for every ounce of sympathy he can muster. Here’s his statement:

“It has been the greatest privilege of my life to be a United States Congressman. Rare is the nation in which an immigrant child can become a national political figure. I thank God and my parents for the privilege of being an American.

“Now, however, the time has come to hand on the privilege of high office. I cannot care for my family the way I wish while serving in Congress and fighting these very serious allegations.

“The wellbeing of my children must come before anything else. With great sadness, I therefore intend to resign effective upon the resolution of the debt-ceiling crisis. This is the right decision for my family, the institution of the House, and my colleagues.

“It is also the only correct decision to avoid any distraction from the important work at hand in Washington. I intend to go forward with new resolve and love of family, the State of Oregon, and our nation.”
Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

David Wu Speaks!

The Washington Times caught up with Wu outside his Washington D.C. home.

Another interesting note. A number of reporters on Capitol Hill on Tuesday wondered whether or not Rep. Wu made an appearance on House floor Tuesday evening when the official photo of all the House members for the 112th Congress was taken. Some members said they did not see him, but no reports were confirmed one way or another. Mr. Wu’s office never returned with a response.

The story is here. 

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Malkin: The Creepy Enablers of Wu

Money quote:

House Democrats — whose fundraising arm poured more than $80,000 into Wu’s re-election coffers last cycle — remained silent and took no action. Not until this weekend’s revelations about Wu’s alleged teenage victim were published by The Oregonian newspaper did Nancy “Drain the Swamp” Pelosi call for an investigation by the House ethics committee. Note: The victim called Capitol Hill in May to complain, months after Wu’s own staff demanded he get help and several left-leaning newspapers published editorials calling for his resignation.

Find her entire article here.
Thanks for the link!

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Wu Replacement Election: Who’s Running?

So far for the Democrats it’s the battle of the Brads. Democrats Brad Witt and Brad Avakian are already declared candidates for the 1st Congressional District. With Kitzhaber’s announcment about the process (see below) it’s believed there will be a run of candidates rushing to declare for this race.

No one has officially declared for the Republican side but we could have the battle of the Robs on our hands. Thinking about it are: Rob Cornilles –the GOP candidate in 2010 and Rob Miller, a political newcomer and CEO of Trailblazer Foods, Inc. State Rep Shawn Lindsay, who showed great instincts and intelligence in his first term at the state capitol is also considering a run, as is Tea Party chief, John Kuzmanich.

Governor Kitzhaber announced yesterday that he couldn’t yet call for a special election until he has Wu’s resignation in hand, but is inclined to give candidates enough time for primary and special general election.

“With Congressman Wu’s announcement this morning that he intends to resign after the debt-ceiling issue is resolved, many Oregonians – particularly those in the 1st Congressional District – want to know what will happen with his seat. I want a fair process that will include as many Oregonians as possible to ensure that the people in the 1st Congressional District have adequate representation in Washington, DC. But to do that, I must first have Congressman Wu’s official resignation, which I have not yet received. Once that is in hand, I intend to call for a special election to elect a Representative to Oregon’s 1st Congressional District, with sufficient time for the Secretary of State to call a special primary.”

The alternative would be an election sooner with the political parties choosing their own candidates. Having a special election will cost the state $400,000.00 plus printing costs etc.  Maybe David Wu has a few dollars left over in his political war chest and would like to donate it to the cause.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Wu’s Resigned to Resigning

But not before he goes for every ounce of sympathy he can muster. Here’s his statement:

“It has been the greatest privilege of my life to be a United States Congressman. Rare is the nation in which an immigrant child can become a national political figure. I thank God and my parents for the privilege of being an American.

“Now, however, the time has come to hand on the privilege of high office. I cannot care for my family the way I wish while serving in Congress and fighting these very serious allegations.

“The wellbeing of my children must come before anything else. With great sadness, I therefore intend to resign effective upon the resolution of the debt-ceiling crisis. This is the right decision for my family, the institution of the House, and my colleagues.

“It is also the only correct decision to avoid any distraction from the important work at hand in Washington. I intend to go forward with new resolve and love of family, the State of Oregon, and our nation.”
Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com