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Political Chat: Who's Out?

OPB | Aug. 5, 2011 4:23 a.m. | Updated: Oct. 19, 2012 4:26 a.m. | Portland, OR

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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.

Click the audio link above to hear the conversation.

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