After new district lines were drawn and solidified in Michigan, Congressman Fred Upton drew a line in his political career. Fred Upton retires from U.S. Congress following a 35-year career as Michigan’s 6th District representative, since 1987 when the district was formerly known as the 4th District. The state’s new redistricting lines take away a large percentage of Upton’s district from him in the next election and would put the Republican congressman up against fellow Republican incumbent Bill Huizenga, of Michigan’s 2nd District.

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Following Fred Upton’s announcement, One Detroit contributors Stephen Henderson, of American Black Journal, and Nolan Finley, of the Detroit News, sit down to discuss the redistricting redraw, as well as the reputation and legacy Upton leaves behind for the future of U.S. politics.

From Fred Upton’s Facebook. Fred Upton retires from U.S. Congress after 35 years.


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