Mike Rogers Will Face Lance Enderle for 8th Congressional Seat
Rogers won by a landslide, according to unofficial polling results Tuesday night.
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Brighton) won the Republican Primary Tuesday and will face challenger Lance Enderle (D) in November.
Rogers, who has represented the district since 2001, is the projected winner by a landslide with 86 percent of the votes and 77 percent of precincts reporting.
GOP opponents Brian Hetrick and Vernon Molnar received 9 percent and 5 percent of the vote.
Hetrick and Molnar openly accused Rogers of spending little time in his district, and spending most of his time in Washington D.C. since taking chairmanship of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence - something Rogers denied, according to the Livingston Daily Press & Argus.
The Press & Argus reported that Rogers has held more than 500 community meetings in the district and answered nearly 95,000 constituent inquiries in his past two years in office. He was also involved with helping finalize the Latson Road Interchange project on I-96 in Howell.
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