Rep. David Wu resigns: A timeline of his congressional career
Jul 27, 2011 (Menafn - The Oregonian - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --David Wu's congressional career
1998: In first political race, beats Linda Peters in Democratic primary and Republican Molly Bordonaro in general election. Becomes first Chinese American to serve in U.S. House.
2000: Votes against establishing permanent trade ties with China. Wins second term.
2002: Wins third term.
2003: Shuns Democratic leadership and votes for Republican Medicare bill for prescription drugs.
2004: The Oregonian reports Wu disciplined at Stanford in 1976 for trying to force an ex-girlfriend to have sex. Wu apologizes and gets re-elected.
2006: Defeats Republican Derrick Kitts for fifth term.
2007: Wu speech on House floor: "There are faux Klingons in the White House."
2008: Re-elected over token opposition. Hospitalized over a bad reaction to Ambien and Valium.
2009: Files for separation from his wife.
Nov. 2, 2010: Defeats Rob Cornilles after low-key campaign, heavy on advertising and low on public appearances.
Nov. 27, 2010: Wu's father dies.
January and February 2011: The Oregonian and others report on unusual exodus of campaign and office staff. Some say they left because of Wu's erratic behavior and reveal they intervened, seeking mental health help for him twice in late days of 2010 campaign. Wu says he accepted painkiller pills from campaign donor during 2010 campaign. Wu apologizes, says he's getting counseling and medication. Pictures of Wu in tiger costume emerge.
July 22, 2011: The Oregonian reports that a young woman called the congressman's office, accusing Wu of an unwanted, aggressive sexual encounter.
July 24, 2011: Wu says he will not resign but has decided not to run for re-election in 2012.
July 25, 2011: House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi asks ethics committee to investigate allegations against Wu.
July 26, 2011, noon: Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley issue statement calling on Wu to resign.
July 26, 2011, just after noon: Wu announces he will resign after the debt-ceiling vote.
-- Ryan Kost
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