Rep. David Wu's antics have hometown paper calling for his resignation

Rep. David Wuâ??s antics have hometown paper calling for his resignation
Rep. David Wu sent this picture to his entire staff for Halloween.

(CBS/AP) - Oregon Congressman David Wu has been making headlines the past few months for all the wrong reasons. Most recently, the seven-term Democrat was on ABC's Good Morning America apologizing for a picture of him in a tiger suit he sent to his staff for Halloween. And now the second largest newspaper in Oregon is running a new headline: "Wu should step down."

In the article calling for his resignation, The Eugene Register Guard writes, "Wu claims he has been under a lot of stress lately because of the breakup of his marriage, the death of his father and the rigors of a tough campaign. That adds up to a heavy load, and there should be no shame in seeking help."

The article continues, "Wu can recover his health, but public trust is lost forever. He should step down."

Wu said on Good Morning America this week that it was "unprofessional and inappropriate" to send pictures of himself wearing the tiger costume while in the middle of a heated campaign last year. He also acknowledged taking two tablets of Oxycodone that were given to him by an unnamed campaign donor.

The congressman has lost several members of his staff due to what The Oregonian called "complaints about his public behavior." Wu went through three campaign directors during his reelection last fall, and several members of his political team - including his chief fundraiser and chief pollster - resigned in January.

In a statement on Wednesday, Wu's spokesman, Erik Dorey, said the congressman has no plans to resign and intends to run for reelection in 2012.

"It will be up to his constituents to decide whether he's proven himself," Dorey said.