MI-06 Poll–Matt Longjohn Well-Positioned to Defeat 32-year Career Politician Fred Upton

A new poll of likely voters in Michigan’s 6th Congressional District shows that Democrat and first-time candidate Dr. Matt Longjohn starts the general election campaign just 5 points behind 32-year incumbent Fred Upton,despite being largely unknown. More important, when voters hear balanced profiles of both candidates, with Upton’s profile based on language from his own […]

Matt Longjohn endorsed by Senator Elizabeth Warren

Longjohn receives major national endorsement from Senator Elizabeth Warren Portage- Today, Democratic nominee for Michigan’s 6th Congressional District, Dr. Matt Longjohn,  announced that Senator Elizabeth Warren has endorsed his campaign for Congress. “Dr. Matt Longjohn will bring a valuable and much-needed voice to Congress. As a physician, Matt has a proven record of putting people […]

Clean Water Action Endorses Matt Longjohn for Michigan’s 6th Congressional District

LANSING– Today, Clean Water Action announced its endorsement of Matt Longjohn for Michigan’s 6th Congressional District. “Throughout his career as a doctor and advocate, Matt Longjohn has shown the depth of his commitment to protecting our environment and public health. His record as a public health advocate is substantial, and we are confident that he […]

Matt Longjohn endorsed by End Citizens United

Longjohn receives an endorsement from leading campaign finance reform group Portage- Today, Democratic nominee for Michigan’s 6th Congressional District, Dr. Matt Longjohn,  announced that End Citizen’s United has endorsed his campaign for Congress. “Michiganders are fed up with a rigged system in Washington where politicians are controlled by mega-donors and special interests, while everyday Americans […]

Press Release on Matt Longjohn challenging Fred Upton to debates

Matt Longjohn accepts Congressman Fred Upton’s offer of debates in the General Election Longjohn challenges Upton to 6 debates. Portage- Today, Democratic nominee for Michigan’s 6th Congressional District, Dr. Matt Longjohn, accepted Congressman Fred Upton’s offer of having debates in the lead up to the General Election in November. “Everywhere I go in Southwestern Michigan, […]

Matt Longjohn wins Michigan 6th District primary in 4-way race

KALAMAZOO, MI — Matt Longjohn is the Democratic Party’s choice to face U.S. Rep. Fred Upton for Michigan’s 6th Congressional District in November. Longjohn earned 22,077 votes, followed by George Franklin, 17,222, David Benac, 12,681, and Rich Eichholz, 7,596, according to unofficial results. The mood was celebratory at his campaign watch party in Bell’s Eccentric Cafe in downtown Kalamazoo, […]

6th U.S. House Democrat Primary: Matt Longjohn will face Fred Upton in Nov. election

Matt Longjohn beat out three other Democrats to run against longtime Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Fred Upton in the race for the U.S. 6th Congressional District seat in November. Longjohn told his supporters Tuesday night, “this is just the end of the beginning.” A doctor and former public health official, Longjohn campaigned heavily on healthcare […]

Longjohn wins crowded ticket Upton to take on ‘Blue Wave’ for 6th District

KALAMAZOO — Standing on a makeshift stage inside Bell’s Brewery in downtown Kalamazoo, Matt Longjohn excitedly addressed his crowd of supporters as his victory in Tuesday’s primary was showcased on a large projector screen. The 46-year-old Democrat referred to his party nomination as the beginning of the “Blue Wave” movement in Michigan, as he now […]