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Prominent Michigan Republican and former Congressman endorses ex-President Trump for reelection

Michigan – Mike Rogers, a Republican running for the U.S. Senate seat in Michigan, recently voiced his support for Donald Trump’s bid for reelection. Rogers, who previously worked as an FBI agent and served in Congress until 2015, gaining prominence as the House Intelligence Committee’s chairman, is considered a strong contender for the seat currently held by Democrat Debbie Stabenow, who won’t be seeking reelection.

Rogers is prominent conservative politician but open to work with Democrats

Rogers is known for his conservative stance but has also shown a willingness to cooperate with Democrats. He has been critical of attempts by Trump and his supporters to challenge the 2020 election results, which he believes were fairly won by Joe Biden.

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Despite his past criticisms, Rogers has recently stood up for Trump. He has accused the Biden administration of using the Justice Department to target Trump. This comes as Trump faces legal issues related to retaining classified documents after his presidency and his actions concerning the 2020 election results.

Prominent Michigan Republican Mike Rogers showed his open support for Donald Trump for the upcoming presidential election

“Wide-open southern border. Soaring cost of living. Weakness on the global stage. That’s Joe Biden’s America. That’s why I’m endorsing Donald Trump for President,” Rogers posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Tuesday.

Mike Rogers blasts Biden for not-performing policies

Rogers shared a link to an article he wrote for a conservative site, praising Trump’s leadership and criticizing the Biden administration for not properly securing the U.S.-Mexico border, high inflation, and rising violent crime rates. He acknowledged, however, that inflation has recently decreased and violent crime in the U.S. dropped in 2023.

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Rogers said, “Biden’s policies are threatening the safety of our families.”

This endorsement from Rogers comes just before the Iowa caucuses on Monday. It aligns with Trump’s efforts to secure backing from various officials. Notably, House Majority Whip Tom Emmer, a Republican from Minnesota, also supported Trump recently, despite Trump’s role in hindering Emmer’s attempt to become the House Speaker last year. Several prominent newspapers and media have reported in the past that Trump closely monitors who endorses him and who does not.

Former President Trump will most likely win the Republican nomination

At this stage, Trump is seen as the likely choice for the Republican nomination to compete against Biden. Trump’s endorsement is crucial in rallying his supporters behind Republican candidates, like Rogers, across the country. However, several other Republican hopefuls for Michigan’s Senate seat are also vying for Trump’s support, including ex-DPD Chief James Craig and businessman Sandy Pensler.

Ex-U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer, who voted to impeach Trump following the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, is not expected to seek Trump’s endorsement.

Rogers is a prominent contender for the Senate nomination, but he’s part of a large group of candidates, including state Board of Education member Nikki Snyder; mid-Michigan businessman Michael Hoover; lawyer Alexandria Taylor; School Board Trustee Sharon Savage; physician Sherry O’Donnell, and businessman J.D. Wilson.

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For the Democrats, U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin is seen as the leading candidate, facing competition from actor Hill Harper; former state Rep. Leslie Love; businessman Nasser Beydoun, and lawyer Zack Burns. It’s been tough for Republicans to win a Senate seat in Michigan since Spencer Abraham’s victory in 1994, who then lost to Stabenow six years later.