Upton Declares Victory

Congressman Fred Upton is claiming victory over Democratic challenger Jon Hoadley in Michigan’s Sixth District. Speaking late Tuesday from his home, Upton told WSJM News he was feeling good, and the staff in his corner were “happy campers.” Moving into another term in Washington, Upton said the obvious top priority is COVID, telling us the nation needs support for businesses and schools, better testing, and a vaccine. He also said he expects the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus to grow in the next term.

Upton has released the following statement:

“I am grateful for the trust – once again – to serve southwest Michigan for another two years. Our country faces enormous challenges, and I remain committed to working with the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus to get things done in a closely divided political climate.
 
We absolutely have to come together for another COVID relief package that passes the bipartisan muster to aid our communities, health care providers, small businesses, schools, families, and the most vulnerable. Testing and an FDA-approved vaccine are critical to restoring our way of life.
 
I am set to work with anyone from either party to get the job done. Full steam ahead.”