Our Primary Picks to Replace David Wu

Our endorsements in Oregon's 1st Congressional District special election.

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When U.S. Rep David Wu resigned his seat in August, he did something pretty unusual in Oregon these days...   More
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

CD1: Who Would the Candidates Support if They Couldn't Vote for Themselves?

Brad Avakian

On Tuesday night, the three main Democratic candidates in the Nov. 8 1st Congressional District special election will face each other in their first televised debate—unless there's a last minute cancellation, as there was last week for a scheduled debate on KPTV Fox 12. The three Democrats—Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian, state Sen. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Beaverton) and State Rep. Brad Witt (D-Clatskanie)—will ...   More
Monday, October 17, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Poll Shows Bonamici Far Ahead In CD1 Race

Suzanne Bonamici

The National Journal is reporting that a Sept. 26-28 poll on the First Congressional District Democratic primary finds State. Sen. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Beaverton) far ahead of her two principal competitors, State Rep. Brad Witt (D-Clatskanie) and Bureau of Labor and Industries Commissioner Brad Avakian. The poll reportedly shows Bonamici leading with 34 percent of those polled supporting her; 10 percent ...   More
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Avakian Misplaces Afghanistan

Over the weekend, the Associated Press ran a long profile of Bureau of Labor and Industries Commissioner Brad Avakian, who is one of three candidates to replace U.S. Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) in the November 8 First Congressional District Democratic Primary (Avakian faces State Sen. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Beaverton) and State Rep. Brad Witt (D-Clatskanie)). The profile provided a useful introduction for ...   More
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Bonamici Says She's Raised $240,000 in Her Campaign to Replace David Wu in Congress

Suzanne Bonamici

 State Sen. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Washington County) made it official today that she’s in the running for the congressional seat vacated by David Wu. And she says she's entering the campaign with a big financial edge— $240,000 she’s raised in cash and pledges in just five days. Her campaign won’t release the actual campaign reports (they aren’t due yet), but Bonamici says the donations ...   More
Thursday, August 4, 2011 WW Staff

Ryan Deckert Ponders Challenging David Wu


The competition to challenge embattled U.S. Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) in the 1st Congressional District's 2012 Democratic primary is far from over.As The Oregonian reported this morning, State. Rep. Brad Witt (D-Clatskanie) will likely join Bureau of Labor and Industries Commissioner Brad Avakian in taking on Wu. But at least two other Washington County Democrats continue to look at jumping in. State ...   More
Monday, April 25, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Jack Shack Attack

The Legislature takes on Oregon’s proliferating lingerie shops.

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You’ve seen them along Northeast 82nd Avenue and lining the suburban strips of Washington County. With names like Hotties, Pussy Cats and Private Rendezvous, they advertise services from    More
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

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


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