Foe promises Upton ‘all the debates he can handle’
He said he would challenge Upton on his support of the Iraq war and what he called “an economic policy where 5 million people have fallen into poverty and 8 million more people are without health care than before.
“We hope to engage Fred Upton in a number of debates. As many as he can handle. We look forward to that.”
Cooney, 71, is in his sixth term as a Kalamazoo city commissioner. He has taught 31 years at Western, and has served as a priest in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Philadelphia.
He and his wife, Kathy, have one son, who is grown.
Michigan’s 6th Congressional District covers all of Berrien, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph and Van Buren counties, most of southern and eastern Allegan County and a part of western Calhoun County.
Cooney and Upton are unopposed in their Aug. 5 primaries. The general election is Nov. 4.