David Benac running for seat in Michigan's 6th District
David Benac, a history professor from Western Michigan University, is one of several democrats running for Michigan's 6th Congressional District seat.
He's a progressive Democrat who supported Bernie Sanders in the presidential race.
He says his campaign is about more than opposing Congressman Fred Upton
"This is not a campaign against Fred. It's a campaign to get the right person in that seat. Really I believe in post-partisan politics. So I think that the way we approach this that is most productive is let's take a look at each individual idea; let's not say it's Democrat or Republican or Libertarian or Green, that doesn't matter. Let's take each individual idea, and then let's have a discussion, a real, true discussion, about whether or not this Idea is good for the people. And if it's good for the people, then I don't care where it comes from," Benac said.
Benac joins at least 4 other Democrats going up against Upton who has held his seat in Congress for 30 years.