It’ll be Upton vs Hoadley in the general election

Longtime Republican Rep. Fred Upton defeated a primary challenger in his district in southwestern Michigan. The 17-term lawmaker will take on Jon Hoadley in the general election. Upton beat real estate agent Elena Oelke in the 6th Congressional District’s GOP primary on Tuesday, by a margin of 63 to 37 percent. Hoadley, a state legislator, defeated Jen Richardson of Kalamazoo, a teacher, by a 52 to 48 percent margin in the Democratic primary. Democrats will target Upton in the fall after he had his closest-ever election in the 2018 midterm, when he won by 4 percentage points.

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