Michigan Rep. Fred Upton retains Sixth District seat

Michigan's Fred Upton will head back to Washington for a 12th term.

The Republican will continue to represent the Sixth District after grabbing roughly 60% of the vote.

Upton's competitor, Kalamazoo City Commissioner Don Cooney, received an estimated 38% of the vote.

We talked with Upton Tuesday morning, and he spoke about the difficulty of being a Republican during this year's elections.

"It's been a long campaign trail -- we had a good opponent. It's a tough year to be a Republican, that's for sure," Upton said. "We're a diverse district, diverse western side of the state, and I think we can pull resources back together and move forward."

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