Representative Fred Upton

MACKINAC ISLAND, MI (AP)--   A two-man field of Republicans jockeying to challenge Sen. Debbie Stabenow in 2018 could soon double in size. 

Rep. Fred Upton, who has held southwestern Michigan's congressional seat for 30 years, took more steps toward a Senate run at the GOP's biennial leadership conference this weekend on Mackinac Island. While he has yet to make a final decision, numerous Republicans expect him to join the race.

Upton says he's a "bipartisan guy" who gets "the job done."

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI--   U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and Congressman Fred Upton plan to visit the Soo Locks at the beginning of next month. 

On behalf of Michigan’s Congressional Delegation the lawmakers will join Governor Rick Snyder on the June 2 tour. They say the locks are part of Michigan’s most critical infrastructure and impact not only the shipping industry and economy, but national security.

DETROIT, MI (AP)--   Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley and U.S. Rep. Fred Upton have called on Donald Trump to drop out of the presidential race after his vulgar 2005 comments about women.

Calley is the first Michigan Republican leader Saturday to renounce support for Trump, The Detroit News reported.

Calley says in a statement: "The latest revelations about Donald Trump and his past make it impossible for me to maintain support of him."

He called on Trump to step aside for a replacement.