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, I hear from Michiganders who are frustrated and disappointed that Congressman Upton has not held a public town hall in the last eight years or had a debate with an opponent since 2012.  I was pleased to see that Congressman Upton’s statement last week in which he said he was willing to participate in debates this election cycle. I agree that the voters deserve a healthy debate of ideas in this campaign, that’s why I am proposing that we hold six debates between now and November 6th.  This would allow for one debate in each county of the 6th District, and give voters all over the District an opportunity to hear from each of us. There are sharp contrasts between Congressman Upton and myself on health care, campaign finance, the economy and other important policy areas. These debates will help voters hear about our differences in policy, and to decide who they want as their representative.” said Longjohn.


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