"Serving as a U.S. Congressman has been the greatest honor of my life. There is no other job where you get up each day and ask, ‘How can I try to make the world a better place today?’
Particularly meaningful to me has been working for more and better investments in science and education.
However great the honor and engaging the work, there comes a time to hand on the privilege of elected office—and that time has come."
By Jim Redden - The Portland Tribune
Embattled Oregon Congressman David Wu will not run for re-election in 2012 and will retire at the end of his current term, according to a late Sunday report on the Politico website.
Politico cited an unnamed Wu adviser as its source.
The Portland Tribune has not been able to reach Wu for comment.