In a rather surprising move, the Oregonian endorsed Will Hobbs in the Democratic primary in the 1st Congressional District - in a rebuke to Congressman David Wu.
Two Washington County Democrats are challenging Rep. David Wu for the nomination in this district stretching from west Portland to Beaverton and Hillsboro to the coast. They are Intel manager Will Hobbs of Cornelius and Tektronix employee Mark Welyczko of Aloha.
It's unfortunate that neither has the financial backing to run a serious campaign against the undistinguished incumbent. To put it politely, the erratic, sometimes incoherent Wu has not won the respect of his House colleagues, a failure reflected in his slim resume of committee appointments and his perennially abysmal power ratings after five terms in Congress.
Democrats should opt for change and choose Hobbs over Wu. The Intel manager is vastly better informed and more capable of carrying on an intelligent discussion of the issues facing the nation and the district.