MI-06 Who is the “New” Fred Upton? Debates with Mike O’Brien Reveal Much in Michigan’s 6th CD Race

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US Rep Fred Upton (R- St Joseph), the current Republican Chair of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee is facing the first serious challenge in 13 terms by a relative new comer, Mike O’Brien (D- Douglas), whose O’Brien for Congress campaign continues to close the gap on the 26-year congressional veteran, Upton. This ANALYSIS […]

MI-06 Mike O’Brien Shreds Fred Upton in first debate: Can He Do it Again? Polls & Race Closing

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As the national presidential debates come to a close, it is time to return to local debates and races where Democratic challengers are gaining ground, one of those is the Mike O’Brien for Congress campaign closing race with 26-year Republican incumbent Fred Upton, GOP Chair of the Energy and Commerce committee in the US House […]

Fred Upton appoints Big Gas lobbyist to position on House Energy and Commerce Committee

Iraqi war vet and “Friend o’ the (Eclecta)blog” John Waltz (pictured right) is running for Congress in Michigan’s 6th district against the pro-Big Oil, pro-Big Business, anti-environment incumbent Fred Upton. This is a good thing because, honestly, Upton is everything we do NOT want in a Congressional Representative. Upton is the chair of the House […]