Rogers To Move On

7 Term Congressman Is Moving On

rogersUS Congressman Mike Rogers is putting away his legislative pen.

Its apparently time to move on the the graveyard of political careers. The land of political punditry; broadcaster Nirvana. Talk Radio. The Detroit News Reports

The seven-term Howell Republican’s announcement comes less than a month before the filing deadline — and is the third major departure for the state’s congressional delegation following the decisions of Rep. John Dingell, D-Dearborn, and Sen. Carl Levin, D-Detroit, to retire. Last year, Rogers opted not to pursue Levin‘s seat, despite pressure from fellow Republicans, to focus on his job overseeing the Intelligence committee.

This of course presents yet another opportunity for a Michigan conservative pickup in the 8th congressional district. It also can go the other way if a decent candidate is NOT found by April 22, which is Michigan’s filing deadline for the Aug 5 primary.

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  13 comments for “Rogers To Move On

  1. Corinthian Scales
    March 28, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Not to really go out on a limb here but, my guess is another Romney/Anuzis connected squish has already been "mentored" to fill Rogers shoes.

    Any wagers?

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    • Republican Michigander
      March 28, 2014 at 2:55 pm

      Saul said he might run.

      Joe Hune is considering.

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      • Corinthian Scales
        March 28, 2014 at 3:25 pm

        State Sen. Hune, is a good dude as in a straight shooting Conservative. It'd be one helluva improvement over the big spending Obamacare funding schmuck that waited until there's only 25 days remaining to the filing deadline to not run again.

        After taking a quick perusal of Nol[e]an to the right Fin[k]ley's two quotable Party propagandists, that being the ousted Third world voting Mr 25x25, and this Trott loving jagoff, there is no doubt in my mind that State Sen. Hune is the best choice.

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  2. RushLake
    March 28, 2014 at 10:08 am

    WYPV radio just announced that Rogers' brpther is planning to run for the seat.

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  3. March 28, 2014 at 10:26 am

    And THERE you go.

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    • Corinthian Scales
      March 28, 2014 at 10:38 am


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  4. Kevin Rex Heine
    March 28, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    So, combining the intel gleanable from Roll Call (Abby Livingston), the Detroit News (both Nolan Finley and Schultz & Livengood), the Livingston Daily Press & Argus (Christopher Behnan), Crain's Detroit Business, and the Macomb Daily (Charles Crumm), the Republican field for this vacancy is currently thus:

    Officially Declared:

    - Bryan Barnett, Mayor of Rochester
    - Mike Bishop, former State Senate Majority Leader

    Potentially In:

    - Saul Anuzis, former Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party
    - Craig DeRoche, former Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives
    - Gail Haines, State Representative
    - Joe Hune, State Senator
    - Rick Jones, State Senator and former Eaton County Sheriff
    - Jim Marleau, State Senator
    - Tom McMillin, State Representative

    Officially Declined:

    - Mike Bouchard, Oakland County Sheriff
    - Cindy Denby, State Representative
    - Bill Rogers, State Representative and older brother of Mike Rogers

    . . . and we'll see how that flushes out in the next 20 days.

    According to the Morning Sun (Charles Crumm), both Ken Darga and (Susan Grettenberger) have declared their intentions to seek the Democrat nomination, with the rest of the Democrat field so far lining up thus (according to various media sources):

    Potentially In:

    - Bob Alexander, activist and nominee for the seat in 2008 and 2004
    - Barb Byrum, Ingham County Clerk and former State Representative
    - Mark Meadows, former State Representative and former Mayor of East Lansing
    - Eric Schertzing, Ingham County Treasurer
    - Sam Singh, State Representative and former Mayor of East Lansing
    - Peter Spadafore, President of the Lansing Board of Education

    Officially Declined:

    - Virgil Bernero, Mayor of Lansing
    - Dianne Byrum, member of the Michigan State University Board of Trustees
    - Gretchen Whitmer, Minority Leader of the Michigan Senate

    . . . which could get just as interesting over the next three weeks.

    Finally, according to the FEC 2014 Candidate Summary for Michigan, an Independent (Jeremy Burgess) has also officially filed to run for the vacancy.

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  5. Bruce Hall
    March 29, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Mike Rogers may not have been 100% conservative in his voting, but he was hated 100% by the liberals:

    I attended one of his townhall meetings here in Lake Orion and found him to be a pretty common sense guy on issues. He acknowledged that he couldn't always push through a conservative agenda, but always remained focused on limiting the damage from the liberal agenda in those instances.

    I'll be interested to hear his talk show.

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    • Corinthian Scales
      March 30, 2014 at 2:09 pm

      Yes, much in the tradition of George Romney, who gave us the State Income Tax, and a full time legislature, those Republicans like Rogers have been instrumental for Progressives.

      Enjoy your talk show, and bowl of giblets.

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  6. Corinthian Scales
    April 2, 2014 at 6:22 am
  7. Republican Michigander
    April 2, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Saul isn't running.

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    • Jason
      April 2, 2014 at 9:09 pm

      I saw that. "Too much money" true story.

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