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Southwest Michigan voters vote for 6th Congressional District seat

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. -- Voters in southwest Michigan will play a crucial role in Michigan’s 6th Congressional District race.

Republican incumbent Fred Upton is running for his 17th term in Congress against democratic challenger Matt Longjohn.

Upton says voters should re-elect him because he’s a bipartisan representative who will use his position to “end the dysfunction.”

The St. Joseph native is focused on jobs and the economy. Upton says he’ll work on attracting more talent and jobs to the area.

“We want to make sure that every family is able to have a standard of living that's good,” said Upton. “Businesses large and small they're all looking for talented people so we need that talent and we need the jobs to make sure they stay here in southwest Michigan.”

Matt Longjohn says southwest Michigan needs a new generation of leaders in D.C.

The Portage native is focused on healthcare. Longjohn says he’ll unlock the value of community in healthcare, placing patients first.

“We can prevent so many cases of illness by unlocking the value of community in healthcare and making sure we don't put the interests of pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, etc. over the value of patients,” said Longjohn.

To watch Fred Upton's message to voters click here. 

To watch Matt Longjohn's message to voters click here

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