Jack Hoogendyk http://michiganradio.org en 6th Congressional Republican candidates talk about Kalamazoo River oil spill http://michiganradio.org/post/6th-congressional-republican-candidates-talk-about-kalamazoo-river-oil-spill <p>Republican Congressman Fred Upton and his primary challenger Jack Hoogendyk talked mostly about health care the federal deficit&nbsp;and energy issues during a debate Tuesday afternoon. The two Republicans debated for an hour on WKZO.</p><p>Their talking points were about the same but <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/who-s-more-conservative-upton-and-hoogendyk-square-debate-kalamazoo">Hoogendyk says he&rsquo;s more conservative than Upton</a>, who&rsquo;s been in Congress 25 years now.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 22:23:15 +0000 Lindsey Smith 8136 at http://michiganradio.org 6th Congressional Republican candidates talk about Kalamazoo River oil spill Who’s more conservative? Upton and Hoogendyk square off in debate in Kalamazoo http://michiganradio.org/post/who-s-more-conservative-upton-and-hoogendyk-square-debate-kalamazoo <p>Congressman Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) has been in office for 25-years. Former state representative Jack Hoogendyk challenged&nbsp;Upton in the republican primary in 2010 and lost.</p><p>The questions during the hour-long debate in Kalamazoo Sunday night were centered on 5 themes; economy, energy, health care, spending, and how to help the 6<sup>th&nbsp;</sup>Congressional district.</p><p>Around 130 people came to an auditorium on Western Michigan University&rsquo;s campus for the debate.</p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 04:53:00 +0000 Lindsey Smith 7829 at http://michiganradio.org Who’s more conservative? Upton and Hoogendyk square off in debate in Kalamazoo Hoogendyk challenges Upton…again http://michiganradio.org/post/hoogendyk-challenges-upton%E2%80%A6again <p><strong>Updated 5:09p.m.</strong></p> Tue, 17 Jan 2012 22:43:34 +0000 Lindsey Smith 5821 at http://michiganradio.org Hoogendyk challenges Upton…again Michigan Republican Upton targeted as "too liberal" http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-republican-upton-targeted-too-liberal <p>The conservative PAC &quot;Club for Growth&quot; has a new television ad targeting Michigan Congressman Fred Upton&#39;s &quot;liberal&quot; voting record.</p><p>From a Club for Growth <a href="http://www.clubforgrowth.org/news/pr/">press release</a>:</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;Fred Upton voted to bail out Wall Street, supported billions in wasteful earmark spending and has voted to raise the debt limit by trillions while raising his own pay by thousands,&rdquo; <strong>said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola. </strong>&ldquo;Michigan Republicans can do better than a Congressman who has consistently voted to balloon the size of our already bloated government. After twenty-five years of Fred Upton and his liberal policies, it&rsquo;s time for a change.&rdquo;</p></blockquote><p>Here&#39;s the ad:</p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndrzuk1X5Uw">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndrzuk1X5Uw</a></p><p>Fritz Klug of the <a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2012/01/congressman_fred_upton_the_tar.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&amp;utm_medium=twitter">Kalamazoo Gazette</a> reports that Upton might have a primary challenger in Jack Hoogendyk&mdash;Hoogendyk lost against Upton in a 2010 primary:</p><blockquote><div>&ldquo;I&rsquo;ve got a lot of people asking me about it,&rdquo; Hoogendyk said in an interview with the Kalamazoo Gazette. &ldquo;Fred is a great guy, and I respect him, but I think a different direction is needed in Washington.&rdquo;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Hoogendyk, who represented Michigan&#39;s 61st House District from 2003 to 2009, <span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; cursor: pointer; font-weight: bold; color: rgb(48, 92, 182); text-decoration: none;">&nbsp; ran against Upton in the 2010 primary and lost with 43 percent of the vote.&nbsp;</span>But he spent only $62,000 on the race, compared to Upton&rsquo;s $2 million. Tue, 03 Jan 2012 15:52:28 +0000 Mark Brush 5613 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Republican Upton targeted as "too liberal"