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Trump Endorses State Representative's Primary Challenge To Upton

Photo of a sign reading "VOTE - Polling Place" taaken in 2017 outside the Bernhard Center at Western Michigan University
Andy Robins

Former President Donald Trump has endorsed state Representative Steve Carra’s bid for Congress in Southwest Michigan. Carra announced earlier this year that he would challenge long time Congressman Fred Upton in next year’s Republican primary. The Three Rivers Republican is one of at least four candidates who have announced a primary challenge against Upton. Carra is in his first term in the Michigan House. Upton first won election to Congress in 1986, he hasn’t said if he will seek re-election next year. Upton was one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump earlier this year. In his statement, Trump says Upton has not done the job that our country needs, and doesn’t deserve to keep his seat.

Upton told the Detroit News in a text message that the former President's endorsement of Carra is "not a big surprise." 

Gordon Evans became WMUK's Content Director in 2019 after more than 20 years as an anchor, host and reporter. A 1990 graduate of Michigan State, he began work at WMUK in 1996.
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