United States Congressman Fred Upton, from Michigan’s 6th District, won re-election Tuesday night, but it wasn’t easy. The state representative has been in office since 1987, and until this year had received less than 60% of the vote only once. He went up against a strong challenger in Democrat Mike O’Brien, and won with only 54% of the vote. While the margin was cause for some concern — at one point in October, the candidates appeared to be dead even — Congressman Upton had an ace up his sleeve: his niece. Perhaps you’re familiar with her work?