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Congressman David Wu Resigns

Alex Wong/Getty ImagesWASHINGTON – Congressman David Wu has released a statement confirming his decision to resign, effective August 3 at 11:59 p.m.

The statement was released after notifying Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and House Speaker John Boehner of his decision.

He says that “serving as a U.S. Congressman has been the greatest honor of my life,”  but goes on to say that “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.”

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