Michigan GOP Rep. Fred Upton wins reelection

Michigan GOP Rep. Fred Upton wins reelection
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Longtime Rep. Fred UptonFrederick (Fred) Stephen UptonState-level Republicans wracked by division after Trump's loss On The Trail: Little GOP interest in post-election introspection Upton becomes first member of Congress to vote to impeach two presidents MORE (R) won reelection Tuesday for his 18th consecutive term in Michigan's 6th District, defeating Democratic challenger state Rep. Jon Hoadley.

The Associated Press called the race early Wednesday with 93 percent of precincts reporting. Upton held 58 percent of the vote compared to Hoadley's 38 percent.

Upton has served in Congress for more than 30 years, and is the former chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He's recently been a popular target for Democrats, and eked out the closest win of his career two year ago. 

Upton ran on his bipartisan record on health care, as well as his part in writing and passing the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act for COVID-19 relief. He has bucked President TrumpDonald TrumpBlinken holds first calls as Biden's secretary of State Senators discussing Trump censure resolution Dobbs: Republicans lost in 2020 because they 'forgot who was the true leader' MORE on some occasions, though Trump won Upton's district in 2016.