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Trump Endorses Former Rep. Mike Rogers In Battleground Senate Primary

Former President Donald Trump on Monday endorsed former Republican Rep. Mike Rogers in the Michigan Senate Republican primary.

Rogers, who was scouted as a candidate by the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), is one of three former House members vying for the party's nomination to succeed retiring Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow.Trump endorsed Rogers on Truth Social postand called him a “highly respected former figure.” [c]Invader! ”

“Mike has served our country throughout a career full of accolades and victories, from the Army to Congress and hopefully the Senate,” President Trump wrote. “Mike will work closely with me to enact America First. He will secure our borders, stop inflation, grow the economy, strengthen military/veteran support, and ensure that we are always under siege. Mike Rogers will be a great and strong senator for the state of Michigan, and I have my full support. He will win. I know how!”

Rogers endorsed Trump for president in 2024 in a Jan. 9 op-ed for the Daily Caller. (Related: Exclusive: Former Republican Senate candidate announces support in battleground state primary)

Former Republican Sens. Peter Meyer and Justin Amash, who voted in favor of impeaching Trump, are also running in the Michigan Senate primary. Amash, who left the Republican Party in 2019, most recently entered the race on February 29th.

“Thank you, Mr. President! I'm excited to work with you all to get America and Michigan back on track!” Rogers told the Daily Caller News Foundation in a statement.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) speaks about security provided by Chinese telecommunications companies Huawei and ZTE at the House Visitor Center at the U.S. Capitol on October 8, 2012 in Washington, DC. Speaking at a press conference announcing the Commission's report on security threats. . (Mandel Gunn/AFP/Getty Images)

Mr. Rogers also joined former Detroit Police Chief James Craig, who suspended his Senate campaign on February 13, as well as Sens. Steve Daines of Montana, Katie Britt of Alabama, and Shelly of West Virginia.・We are also paying attention to the support from Republican senators Moore Capito and Joni Ernst. of Iowa.

The former congressman leads the party with 23% support, followed by Meyer with 7% and businessman Sandy Pensler with 2%. according to According to a Marketing Research Group poll released on February 24th,

EPIC-MRA investigation The paper, published on February 21, said Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin, the leading candidate in the Democratic Senate primary, had a narrow 1-point lead over Mr. Rogers in a possible rematch in the general election. There was found.

There are currently vacant seats characteristic The 2024 “Lean D” column from The Cook Political Report.

Trump currently leads President Joe Biden by 3.6 percentage points in the battleground state. according to compared to the RealClearPolitics average. The former president won Michigan in 2016, but narrowly lost to Biden in the next cycle by just 154,000 votes.

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