US Rep. Rogers Of Michigan Won't Seek Re-Election

Mar 28, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — Seven-term Republican Congressman Mike Rogers of Michigan says he won't seek re-election.

Mike Rogers
Michael J. Rogers, House Representative from Michigan
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 The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee announced his plans on Friday morning during an interview on Detroit radio station WJR-AM. He says he'll serve out the end of his term and plans to start a national radio program. Last year, Rogers had said he would not run for the U.S. Senate in Michigan this year, saying the best way for him to make a difference in Washington is staying in the House. The 50-year-old former FBI agent has a prominent role on American national security issues, being invited regularly to talk about them on TV. Rogers has been in the House since 2001. He previously was a state senator from 1995 to 2000.