Wu's Regination Costing Taxpayers

, Posted: Thu, May 24 2012 at 8:09 AM, Updated: Thu, May 24 2012 at 9:03 AM

We have just learned that the sex scandal which prompted the resignation of Oregon's US Represenative David Wu, is costing you-- the taxpayer.

Late Wednesday, the state legislative emergency board approved a transfer of money to the Secretary of State's office, to cover the extra costs of holding a special primary and general election to replace Wu in the state's 1st Congressional District.

Thursday morning, the total cost to Oregon taxpayers is a little more than a half million dollars.

Wu, a democrat, resigned last August after allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct with the teenage daughter of a friend.

Former democratic state senator Suzanne Bonamici won and is now serving in Congress.

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