USA Today: Dems’ first wave of recruits ‘outsiders’ in 2017 version of Tea Party

In the summer of an off-year election, a number of candidates similar to Kelly in Trump districts have already decided to run. Others include Michigan Sixth District’s Matt Longjohn, who recently stepped down from his role as the first national physician executive in the YMCA’s 170-year history and is challenging incumbent Republican Fred Upton. Elissa […]

DailyKOS: My Prescription for Health Care: Elect a Democratic Congress

During the 6 years they have controlled Congress, Washington Republicans have proven themselves incapable of improving our nation’s health care system. They wouldn’t work with President Obama to fix the ACA, and now they’ve shown they can’t even work with themselves. Considering their ideas for health care would increase health care costs and cause anywhere […]

Holland Sentinel: Portage physician joins Democrats running for Upton’s seat

Dr. Matt Longjohn announced his candidacy last week. A fifth Democrat has announced his challenge of Rep. Fred Upton to lead Michigan’s 6th congressional district. Dr. Matt Longjohn, a Portage physician and former National Health Officer for the YMCA announced his candidacy July 18 for a district that tends to lean Republican. Upton, R-St. Joseph, […]

The Detroit News: Doctor joins SW Michigan congressional race

Another Democrat is joining the race for Congress in southwest Michigan. Public health expert and physician Matt Longjohn launched his campaign Tuesday in hopes of unseating longtime GOP Rep. Fred Upton. For seven years, Longjohn served as the national health officer of the YMCA, where he ran community health programs. He left the position June […]

ABC57: Matt Longjohn announces run for Michigan’s 6th Congressional District

A physician from Portage, Michigan is the latest person to announce he is running for Representative Fred Upton’s seat in congress. Dr. Matt Longjohn began his campaign Tuesday. He’s been in medicine for 20 years and most recently was the first physician to be the national health officer for the YMCA. Longjohn says the current […]

WMMT: Democrats in Michigan targeting five GOP seats in 2018

LANSING, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Even though the GOP health care plan is collapsing on Capitol Hill, Democrats are still planning to use it against Republicans in the 2018 election. On Tuesday, another Democratic candidate jumped into the race against Republican U.S. Rep. Fred Upton. Democrats in Washington, D.C. say Republicans like Upton are more […]

Kalamazoo Gazette: Democrat doctor challenges Fred Upton in 2018 after health care vote

KALAMAZOO, MI — Dr. Matt Longjohn wants to hold U.S. Rep. Fred Upton “accountable” for his support of the American Health Care Act. The Portage physician and former National Health Officer for the YMCA announced July 18 he will be running as a Democrat to take Upton’s seat in the 6th Congressional District. Longjohn, 46, […]