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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 project on I-96 in Howell.

Check back with Patch for updates on this race.

Diana Dombrowski August 08, 2012 at 01:33 PM
I attended one of Mike's community meetings. He talked about how FBI agents needed to paid first (during the debt ceiling debate) and how oil companies, which rake in the highest profits on the planet, need their government subsidies (a.k.a. corporate welfare). Amazing priorities (or lack thereof). Obviously, I'll be voting for Lance Enderle.
Jordan Genso August 08, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Please be a little more clear in your reporting. "The Press & Argus reported that Rogers has held more than 500 community meetings in the district..." That is not an accurate statement. That statement makes it sound like the P&A confirmed that number of meetings, when all they did is report that the Rogers' campaign claims that he has held that many meetings. No one has verified that number, because it is completely fabricated, and would depend solely on your definition of "community meetings". He would have to be averaging two "community meetings" every three days in the district, and it is absurd to actually believe that. I would require seeing a one-month calendar showing at least 20 meetings that the public could attend before repeating that claim as anything other than BS. And that's a very low bar to set, since the months when Congress isn't in session should have more meetings than those when they are.
Lee Zendel August 08, 2012 at 07:07 PM
With the redistricting, Mike Rogers is now my representative. I meant him for the first time a meeting held in Rochester. I listened to his presentation. I talked with him one-on-one, I listened to him, I questioned him and listened to his answers. I looked him in the eye. Those who know me, know I am a cynic and not easily impressed, especially by a "politician". Mike Rogers impresses me ! My best description of him is that's he is a straight shooter and someone we can be proud of representing us.

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