The looming election cycle might be more interesting for “who’s out” than “who’s in.”
David Wu made his goodbye in a video released earlier this week before the vote on raising the debt ceiling.
“This is a crucial vote,” Wu said. “It is likely to be my last vote. And I want to thank the people of Oregon for giving me this, this seat in Congress, temporarily, which is the greatest honor that an immigrant child can ever have — or any person in America can ever have.”
It was, in fact, the former Congressman’s last vote. He gave into to pressure to resign after a lot of controversy over his behavior and an alleged sexual assault.
Late last week, Portland Mayor Sam Adams announced he wouldn’t run for re-election.
Meanwhile, the fish may be jumping because a federal judge ruled against revised salmon recovery plans, again.
We talk politics on Fridays, and Bill and Chris have joined us. Bill Lunch is OPB’s Political Analyst; he’s at the OSU Media Center. Chris Lehman is OPB’s Capitol Correspondent; he’s filling in for Jeff Mapes this morning.
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