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MI – Upton, Fred

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This nearly 30 year veteran is the most liberal member of the delegation. Unfortunately, he is also one of the most powerful members of the conference, serving as Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, the panel with jurisdiction over much of our domestic policy. Over the years, he has supported green energy venture-socialism, bailouts, stimulus, McCain-Feingold, handouts to labor, expansion of government-run healthcare, price and wage controls, tax increases, funding for abortions, funding for the UN, and bloated spending bills. Upton is a social, fiscal, and national security liberal. He is best known as the lead Republican crafter of the ban on incandescent light bulbs. Upton has been promoting green energy and climate fascism until he perceived himself to be a target of conservatives.

This is a swing district, but contains some strong conservative pockets. Moreover, Upton, in his capacity as a party leader, is a cancer on the conference from any district.