Amash: “If the American people understand who Mike Rogers is, they will not want him anywhere near the Senate.”

LANSING — Home is where the million-dollar mansion is. Mike Rogers has been “exposed as [a] Florida resident,” leaving voters “disgruntled” at him for quitting on Michigan. As Rogers continues to face “heat from across the GOP spectrum,” Justin Amash didn’t hold back on how he really feels about him, saying “if the American people understand who Mike Rogers is, they will not want him anywhere near the Senate.”

Here’s the latest on the “unruly” and “scrambled” GOP primary: 

  • News outlets are reporting that it’ll be “difficult” for Rogers as he continues to face scrutiny for his Florida ties.
  • This week, Trump re-upped his support for state abortion bans. Rogers, Meijer, Pensler, and Amash all support dangerous abortion bans that would rip away Michiganders’ freedom to make their own personal medical decisions.

See for yourself:

The Daily Beast: Not a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

  • The reaction since then, however, suggests the primary is hardly done. The former congressman [Rogers] has been taking heat from across the GOP spectrum… 
  • Indeed, last month, 25 of Michigan’s 60 delegates to the Republican National Convention called on Trump to un-endorse Rogers… 
  • Former Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI)…  said Rogers “might have the worst record of anyone I served with in Congress” in a March 11 tweet.
  • All of this infighting is music to the ears of Michigan Democrats, who are gearing up for one of the nation’s most competitive and expensive Senate races. 
  • “Michigan Republicans’ chaotic, bruising intra-party fight is getting even nastier as Revolving Door Rogers faces attacks on his record of enriching himself at Michiganders’ expense,” Sam Chan, a spokesperson at Michigan Democratic Party told The Daily Beast. “The brutal infighting in the Republican Senate primary will leave them with a damaged nominee who is out-of-step with Michiganders.”

Newsweek: Michigan Republican Candidate Caught Living in Florida

  • A Republican hoping to represent Michigan in the U.S. Senate suffered a setback to his campaign this week after facing allegations that he lives in Florida.
  • In January, Michigan Advance said Rogers’ campaign told reporters that he was staying at a home owned by his sister-in-law in Brighton, Michigan, pending renovations on a new property he had bought in White Lake Township. The outlet said Rogers owned a large, $1.7 million home in Cape Coral, Florida, which was reportedly his official residence until his decision to run for the U.S. Senate.
  • The allegations have left some voters disgruntled. Several people accused Rogers of being a “carpetbagger,” a term for a candidate seeking election in an area where they have no local connections.
  • “Sounds like something someone from Florida would say when they are trying to run for Senate in Michigan,” one X user said.
  • An X user posted, “Then why aren’t you running in Florida? You live there, after all.”
  • Another told him: “Nothing says ‘proud Michigander’ like someone who packed up, left, moved to Florida, and only came back to run for Senate!”

MSNBC“…Former Rep. Mike Rogers, there’s new reporting that the former GOP congressman is still registered to vote in Florida, where he moved after initially retiring from Congress.”

Mediaite: Oops: Michigan Republican Candidate Is Registered to Vote in Florida 

  • A U.S. Senate candidate in Michigan is actually a Florida Man, according to his voter registration.
  • However, he has something of a Mehmet Oz problem, as he may not be living in the state he hopes to represent in the Senate.
  • According to Michigan Advance, Rogers owns a 4,751-square-foot home in Cape Coral valued at $1.7 million.

Rawstory: Busted: GOP Senate candidate who bragged of Michigan roots exposed as Florida resident

  • According to Newsweek, Rogers is currently living at his sister-in-law’s home in Brighton, Michigan while a home he bought in West Lake Township is undergoing renovations. Michigan Advance reported that Rogers’ official residence was a home in Cape Coral, Florida prior to him announcing his candidacy for the U.S. Senate.
  • However, proving his authentic status as a Michigander may be more difficult to do between now and the time voters cast their ballots…
  • A 4,751 square-foot five-bedroom, four-bathroom house in Cape Coral valued on Zillow at nearly $1.7 million matches the address shown on Rogers’ voter registration in Florida. And according to Lee County, Florida property assessment records, that home is in the name of Rogers, his wife and their family trust. 

Washington Post“In Michigan, former congressman Mike Rogers, the leading Republican candidate, backed near-total bans as a member of Congress.”

Washington Post“Rogers… supported near-total abortion bans.”

New York Times“As a House member in 2013, Mr. Rogers was one of 131 Republican co-sponsors of the Life at Conception Act, a fetal personhood bill that did not pass.”

ForbesRogers… “advocat[ed] for numerous anti-abortion measures during his time in Congress.”

Podchute 17Amash: “The idea that this guy [Rogers] should set foot anywhere near the Senate is pretty outrageous… If the American people understand who Mike Rogers is, they will not want him anywhere near the Senate.”

Michigan Democratic Party: REMINDER: Rogers, Meijer, Pensler, and Amash Support Banning Abortion


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