Rochester Congressman Leads New U.S. Senate Poll

Rep. Mike Rogers is a frontrunner for the GOP nomination to the senate seat that is being vacated by Carl Levin.

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, the Republican who represents Rochester and Rochester Hills, is a front-runner for the GOP nomination to the state's next U.S. Senate race, according to a poll released Tuesday.

On Saturday, Rogers said he was considering a run for the Senate seat that Democrat Carl Levin recently announced that he would vacate in 2014.

"I am giving the Senate race serious consideration," Rogers told the Detroit Free Press.

Rogers has served since 2001 as the representative for Michigan's 8th District, which includes the Rochester area following last year's Congressional redistricting. He also serves as the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and is a former FBI agent.

In the automated survey of 1,170 likely Republican voters conducted Monday, 31.11 percent of respondents said they would support Rogers for the GOP nomination to the senate seat, according to a news release from Murray Communications-Portable Insights-Combat Data, which conducted the poll.

Scott Romney, the brother of presidential candidate Mitt Romney, received 29.74 percent of the votes; former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land received 20.85 percent of the votes. The margin of error in the poll was 2.86 percent.

“The poll is good news for U.S Rep. Mike Rogers,” said Christopher Mark of Portable Insights. “His support among likely Republican primary voters extends beyond his congressional district and puts him at a solid starting point in this race.”

In another poll released this week, Romney leads Rogers by a small margin.

According to the Free Press, U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, the Bloomfield Township Democrat who represented Rochester and Rochester Hills before the redistricting, has also indicted he may seek the Senate seat.


Ward Fowler March 13, 2013 at 03:43 PM
I hope people would know better than to vote for this slime bag. Rogers has been calling for the death penalty for Bradley Manning. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/03/mike-rogers-republican-co_n_668968.html
Lilly Theodoroff March 13, 2013 at 04:27 PM
He supports the NRA and assault rifles. Typical Republican. We certainly do not need a Republican replacing a fine man such as Senator Levin.
Will Hanson March 14, 2013 at 12:25 AM
I don't t think he'll run. He knows he can't beat Gary Peters. Gary will be an excellent senator.
Steve C. Wells March 14, 2013 at 10:39 AM
Mike Rogers is a drone-loving, civil liberties-hating, war-mongering coward. Let's make Michigan and the world a better place by voting him out of office.
Scot Beaton May 02, 2013 at 05:45 PM
Warning... for the Republican Party... unless you pick a: Pro Choice, Pro LGBT Rights, Pro separation from Church and State, can see beyond the needs of those with White Skin Color candidate to run against Gary Peters; who will have a fiscal conservative platform to run on... your candidate will go down in flames! http://rochester.patch.com/articles/peters-announces-run-for-u-s-senate Gary Peters Announces Run for U.S. Senate The 14th District Congressman says voices 'from every corner of Michigan' encouraged him to run for retiring Sen. Carl Levin's seat.


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