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 […]

Longjohn Wins 6th District Democratic Primary

A Kalamazoo-area physician hopes to do something in November that no other Democrat has: unseat long-time Congressman Fred Upton. Matt Longjohn easily defeated three other Democrats in Tuesday’s primary in Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District. Longjohn addressed cheering supporters at a victory party as a torrential rainstorm started in downtown Kalamazoo. Health care was one of the issues […]

Matt Longjohn wins crowded Democratic ticket; will take on Fred Upton for 6th District U.S. House seat

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 the Tuesday, Aug.7, 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 […]

Newly elected candidate takes shot at Rep. Fred Upton’s corporate campaign contributions

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The race is heating up for southwest Michigan’s seat in Congress. Newly elected Democrat candidate, Matt Longjohn is up against incumbent, Representative Fred Upton. The two will campaign for Michigan’s 6th Congressional District, ahead of the General Election in November. Longjohn took at the long-time Congressman’s corporate campaign contributions during an interview Wednesday. […]

Michigan doctors are taking their medical experience to the campaign trail

Up until last year, running for a major political office had never really crossed emergency room doctor Rob Davidson’s mind. “I never was like, ‘Hey, I want to run for Congress some day,’” Davidson said. “I was happily a doctor, a dad and a school board member, and that was going to be my biography.” […]