In addition to two-time Democratic nominee Paul Clements returning for another challenge against veteran Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph), another individual will now be competing for the nomination. Dr. Matt Longjohn (D), the former national health director for the YMCA, announced his congressional candidacy this week. Either Clements, who has lost twice to Upton, or Longjohn would begin the general election in a decided underdog position. Mr. Upton was first elected to his southwestern Michigan seat in 1986.
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