Michigan Rep. Fred Upton wins GOP primary

Michigan Rep. Fred Upton wins GOP primary
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Rep. Fred UptonFrederick (Fred) Stephen UptonOn Paycheck Protection Program, streamlined forgiveness is key Hispanic Caucus campaign arm endorses slate of non-Hispanic candidates Progressives soaring after big primary night MORE (R-Mich.) easily won the GOP primary in Michigan’s 6th District on Tuesday as he looks to win an 18th term in November.

Upton led Republican rival Elena Oelke by about 20 points with 76 percent of precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press.

The former Energy and Commerce Committee chairman won the southwest Michigan district by 4.5 points in 2018.

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In the Democratic primary, state Rep. Jon Hoadley defeated teacher Jen Richardson 52 percent to 48 percent with all precincts reporting.

Upton is a moderate who has bucked President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden leads Trump by 36 points nationally among Latinos: poll Trump dismisses climate change role in fires, says Newsom needs to manage forest better Jimmy Kimmel hits Trump for rallies while hosting Emmy Awards MORE on occasion. The Cook Political Report rates the general election race as “likely Republican” for a district that flipped to Trump in 2016.

Updated: Aug. 5 at 10:30 a.m.