Rep. Fred Upton to seek reelection

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ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP/WNDU) - Michigan Republican congressman Fred Upton says he will seek reelection to his Sixth Congressional District seat.

In announcing his reelection bid, Upton says there is "unfinished” business that has to be completed, including fighting the opioid epidemic and immigration reform.

"We've had some real success. We've not only changed the rules of the House, we've passed some major initiatives, we ended the shutdown this last year, we've passed some immigration reform as it relates to agriculture," he said. "There's a lot of things on our plate; the work's not done. I look forward to being a part of that, not only this year but hopefully the next Congress as well."

The 66-year-old Upton was being watched closely as a potential House retiree as Republicans struggle to try regaining the chamber majority in the November elections. He entered the House in 1987.

Upton served as chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee from 2010 to 2016, and he is currently the vice chair of the Problem Solvers Caucus.