Former Michigan Congressman Mike Rogers wants to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow next year, which would make him the first Republican U.S. senator to represent Michigan in three decades.
In a video announcing his campaign, Rogers complained about the Biden administration and portrayed himself as an experienced political outsider.
“Michigan’s future is at risk. I’m Mike Rogers…with your help we’ll get America back on track,” Rogers says in the video.
Rogers served seven terms in the House, eventually becoming the chair of the powerful Intelligence Committee before he decided not to seek re-election in 2014.
“I thought I put politics behind me, but like you, I know something’s broken,” Rogers claims. “America under Biden and his cronies is going in the wrong direction. Open borders, a broken system of justice — one for the D.C. elites and one for the rest of us.”
Rogers blasted Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election, but also believes the indictments against the former president prove the justice system is being politicized.
Rogers will return to Michigan after living in Florida and last registered to vote there in 2022.
Listen to Mike Rogers speak to WDET about his Senate campaign using the media player at the top of the page.
Rogers joins fellow former Congressman Peter Meijer and former Detroit Police Chief James Craig on the Republican side. For the Democrats, Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin and actor Hill Harper announced their Senate campaigns.
Former Sen. Spencer Abraham was the last Republican to serve in the U.S. Senate from Michigan when he was elected in 1994.