Rob Cornilles exposes David Wu on using taxes for campaign

Rob Cornilles Asks: “Why is David Wu Using Taxpayer Dollars to Campaign?”
Rob Cornilles for Congress, campaign Press Release

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Beaverton, OR – Rob Cornilles, Republican nominee in Oregon’s First Congressional District, has released the following statement in response to David Wu’s use of taxpayer funds to promote his campaign: Since May of 2010, David Wu has produced and mailed five direct-mail pieces at taxpayer expense through the congressional franking privilege. “While Oregonians continue to tighten their belts and make sacrifices at home, David Wu sits in Washington and unapologetically wastes taxpayers’ money for personal political gain. His actions are as indefensible as a teenager stealing mom’s credit card. “David Wu recently produced, published, and mailed five slick direct mail pieces that are blatantly designed to help his re-election campaign – each one filled with hollow rhetoric – all at taxpayer expense.

“In his most recent abuse of the franking privilege, entitled ‘Sparking the Recovery,’ Mr. Wu audaciously claims he is ‘reducing the deficit by cutting spending’ and working to ‘make the federal government live within its means.’ How can David Wu claim with a straight face that he is AGAINST government spending and FOR fiscal responsibility when he voted FOR the ineffective and ill-named ‘stimulus,’ FOR the massive expansion of government in the health care reform law, FOR the increase of the national debt limit by 1.9 trillion dollars, and just sent five different electioneering mailers to thousands of people on the taxpayers dime?

“If David Wu actually was an effective representative over the last twelve years, he would not have to resort to spending his constituents’ money to make his case for re-election. He’d be in the district during the August recess listening to voters via town halls and forums. Instead, last week he raced back to Washington to cast one more vote for government spending.

“If David Wu actually understood the serious economic challenges and the unrelenting, massive unemployment currently facing average Oregonians, he certainly would not title his most recent taxpayer-funded mailer, ‘Sparking the Recovery.’ The average Oregonian knows what David Wu simply does not: there has been no effective recovery in Oregon because a jobless recovery is not a recovery at all. Though he promised a ‘Recovery Summer,’ Mr. Wu has turned this into a ‘Run for Cover’ summer.

“When long-term incumbents like David Wu wantonly abuse the franking privilege (and the taxpayers’ wallets) like this, it is no wonder that Congress’s approval ratings are at an all-time record low.”

Cornilles is a prominent advisor in the sports business industry, having founded Game Face, Inc in 1995. He and Allison, his wife of 24 years, volunteer in various community causes, including local schools, Boy Scouts of America, the Good Neighbor Center, and other organizations centered on developing stronger youth citizens and leaders. They are also active in the lives of their three sons.Oregon’s first Congressional district stretches from Portland to the Oregon Coast and encompasses all of Washington, Yamhill, Columbia and Clatsop counties, and part of Multnomah County.


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  • Jim Ray

    Wu has pulled this crap for years. The guy is slippery, slimy, and especially lazy.
    He epitomizes the phrase “front runner” and look what “I” did”, and he’s not done a damned thing ‘cept that Chinese trade debacle….
    Can’t wait to tell him “buh-bye”!

  • Dave Lister

    Many months ago I called Wu for shamelessly promoting himself in swine flu radio spots. The taxpayer paid spots had Wu reminding us to wash our hands.

    And we should wash our hands…. of Wu.

  • JTT

    Maybe Wu could have used some of those fluff piece taxpayer dollars to create more jobs that he is advertising. What a tool. I’m a liberal Democrat and I’d love to see him ousted (by another Dem).

  • Cecil

    Wu is not getting my vote. I haven’t witnessed anything about him but just another do nothing political hack. He came out here to St Helens a year or so ago, and I guess he was scared about the reaction from his stand on health care and immigration because he turned down a much bigger location at the local high school for a very small one next to the library. And then, before he even showed up, there were two or three busloads of people from portland and points down the Willamette Valley to Salem who got almost all the seats. So he hardly had a tough question as the audience, about 50, were mostly his supporters. The man is a weasel, sorry to say.

  • Bob Clark

    Hoping Wu mans up and debates Cornilles on television and radio.

    • anonymous

      A boy with NO cajones “man up”? A boy with a rap sheet of abuse at Stanford, “man up”? You’re not serious, are you?

  • Bad Man


  • Speaking as a native, not naive son

    Send the Wu choo train over into the drink of the River Why…is this dorkenshyster still representing Oregon in Madame Pelosi’s CONgess. D’oh!

    By golly, if the DEMographics apply – then counter apply and vote for Cornilles for goodness slake.

  • Anonymous

    Wu is a talentless dolt. The perfect Democrat congressman.

  • Brodhead

    Rob cornilles to hold Town halls

    Cornilles To Hold Townhall Meetings: August 23-31
    Submitted by gregleo on Fri, 2010-08-20 22:38

    Please join me for a Town Hall Meeting in a community near you!

    We know that a good representative is one who listens, communicates, and responds. Right now in the U.S. Congress there doesn’t seem to be much of that going on.

    But in November we have an opportunity to change that.

    Once I’m elected to represent you in the U.S. Congress, you will find me to be a Congressman that works tirelessly for you, listens to your needs, and responds to your concerns. I plan and pledge to be a representative that represents you.

    But, for me to represent you best, I can’t simply wait until November to begin listening to you. That’s why I’m excited to let you know about an upcoming series of Town Hall Meetings that I will be holding throughout the First Congressional District.

    I want to have an open, honest, and serious discussion with you about jobs, the economy, and the reckless spending going on in Washington today. Most importantly, I want to hear what you expect from your Congressman – and what you aren’t getting from your current elected officials today.

    Join me at one of these Town Halls, and let’s resolve together to return responsible representation to the First District.

    I hope you will take the time to join me for a conversation about the important issues of today, in a community near you. In addition, I also ask that you forward this email to all of your friends, family, and colleagues.

    I look forward to seeing you soon.



    Forest Grove Town Hall Meeting
    Monday, August 23, 2010
    5:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.
    Forest Grove City Library
    Rogers Room
    2114 Pacific Avenue
    Forest Grove, OR

    North Coast Town Hall Meeting
    Tuesday, August 24, 2010
    5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    Warrenton Community Center
    170 SW 3RD Street
    Warrenton, OR

    Columbia County Town Hall Meeting
    Wednesday, August 25, 2010
    5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    Columbia Learnaing Center at the St. Helens Library
    375 South 18th Street
    St. Helens, OR

    Beaverton Town Hall Meeting
    Thursday, August 26, 2010
    5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    Beaverton Community Center – The Community Room
    12350 SW 5th Street
    Beaverton, OR

    McMinnville Town Hall Meeting
    Tuesday, August 31, 2010
    5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    McMinnville Community Center, Room 102
    600 NE Evans Street
    McMinnville, OR

    All events are open to the public and members of the press.
    No RSVP or registration is necessary.

  • Sylfa Smith1

    Please run for Wu’s seat in Congress.

  • Sylfa Smith1

    Please run for Wu’s seat in Congress.

  • Dan

    You are of the wrong party. I see what they are doing in Washington I can not afford to vote for a Republican

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