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Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.)

District: 1st District
Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House of Representatives, 1999-2011
Born: April 8, 1955; Hsinchu, Taiwan
Residence: Portland
Religion: Presbyterian
Family: Wife, Michelle Wu; two children
Education: Stanford U., B.S. 1977; Harvard Medical School, attended 1978; Yale U., J.D. 1982
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1998 (7th term)
Committee Assignments: Education & the Workforce (Health, Employment, Labor & Pensions; Higher Education & Workforce Training); Science, Space & Technology (Space)

Election History
2010generalDavid Wu (D) 160,35754.7
Rob Cornilles (R) 122,85841.9
Donald LaMunyon (CNSTP) 3,8551.3
Chris Henry (PACGRN) 2,9551.0
Joe Tabor (LIBERT) 2,4920.9
2008generalDavid Wu (D) 237,56771.5
Joel Haugen (I) 58,27917.5
Scott Semrau (CNSTP) 14,1724.3
Joe Tabor (LIBERT) 10,9923.3
Chris Henry (PACGRN) 7,1282.1
2006generalDavid Wu (D) 169,40962.8
Derrick Kitts (R) 90,90433.7
Drake Davis (LIBERT) 4,4971.7
Dean Wolf (CNSTP) 4,3701.6
2004generalDavid Wu (D) 203,77157.5
Goli Ameri (R) 135,16438.2
Dean Wolf (I) 13,8823.9
2002generalDavid Wu (D) 149,21562.7
Jim Greenfield (R) 80,91734.0
Beth King (LIBERT) 7,6393.2
2000generalDavid Wu (D) 176,90258.3
Charles Starr (R) 115,30338.0
Beth King (LIBERT) 10,8583.6
1998generalDavid Wu (D) 119,99350.1
Molly Bordonaro (R) 112,82747.1
Michael De Paulo (LIBERT) 4,2181.8
John Hryciuk (S) 2,2240.9
Roll Call Vitals


Oregon is 26th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Rep. David Wu has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.