WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers this morning endorsed former Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop of Rochester to replace Rogers in Congress.
Rogers, R-Howell, announced 10 days ago that he would not run for re-election this year, departing Congress after 14 years to begin a radio talk show. Rogers is chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
In a statement this morning, Rogers threw his support behind Bishop, who was term-limited in the state Senate in 2010. He formerly served in the state House as well.
“Bishop will stand up to liberal policies of the Obama administration, just like he stood up and fought for us against the liberal policies of the Granholm administration,” Rogers said, referring to former Gov. Jennifer Granholm. “Mike Bishop is a proven conservative leader who has courage and conviction beyond reproach.”
Bishop said he was “honored” receive Rogers’ endorsement. Bishop is currently chief legal officer for International Bancard Corp. Other Republicans said to be running or considering a run are Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett and state Sen. Joe Hune of Hamburg Township.