Bergman defeated Allen in the three-way Republican primary last August. In the weeks that followed the race, however, Allen volunteered to assist Bergman at various events during the General Election, including the rally for then-Vice Presidential candidate Mike PENCE in Traverse City.
“I’ve enjoyed his openness and his team approach to our region,” Allen said of Bergman, who was formally sworn in today as a member of the 115th session of Congress.
Allen was a deputy director within the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs up until last year’s congressional run. Most recently, he’s been running the family’s men’s clothing store, Captain’s Quarters, in Traverse City.
Lon Johnson spent much of the last campaigning in Northern Michigan on the basis of shutting down the Line 5 pipeline owned by Enbridge. Line 5 oil pipelines traverses the straits’ bottom just west of the Mackinac Bridge.
He attacked Congressman Dan Benishek for owning an interest in funds that invested in Enbridge and put himself forward as a protector of the environment.
Progressives are now fuming on social media about Lon Johnson’s own investments in Enbridge. It turns out that Johnson has a financial interest valued up to $50,000 in BlackRock Global Allocation Fund Inc Institutional. The BlackRock Global Allocation Fund included 102,000 shares of Enbridge, and has a value of more than $5 million invested in Enbridge.
Lon Johnson is desperate to hide his status as a politically entrenched carpetbagger. It’s gotten so bad for Lon that he’s now trying to pass off stock photos as pictures of his own family.
The National Republican Congressional Committee is out with a new television ad drawing attention to Democrat insider Lon Johnson trying to buy a Congressional seat hundreds of miles from his home in Detroit.
NRCC Comment: “Lon Johnson is a Detroit liberal trying to dupe voters into thinking he lives in a fishing cabin in the Kalkaska woods. Lon Johnson is clearly desperate to hide the fact that he is an entrenched political insider who wants to bring the failed policies of Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton to Northern Michigan.” –NRCC Spokesman Chris Pack