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Wu Gets A Primary Challenge


Rep. David Wu, D-Ore., has been under fire for erratic behavior.(TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Wu's strange behavior became public when the Oregonian published a report in February outlining his erratic behavior leading up to the 2010 election. Wu's staff confronted him about his behavior and urged him to get medical attention. In one strange episode, Wu emailed his staff in the middle of the night, sending photos of himself in a tiger costume for Halloween. After the Oregonian report was published, Wu did an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America," where he admitted to sending odd emails to staffers. "Last October was not a good month, it was very stressful. I did some things, I said some things which I sincerely regret now. And as a result of those things I saw fit to consult professional help, I got the help I needed then. I am continuing to consult medical help as I need it and I'm in a good place now," Wu said on GMA. Despite his odd behavior being made public, Wu emphasized in an interview with Hotline On Call in mid-March that he did not plan to resign and intends to run in 2012. Wu filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission earlier this year and he raised $219,000 during the first quarter, but his numbers also show he has not retired nearly $50,000 in debt.

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