Mike Rogers builds GOP support for Michigan Senate bid with John Kennedy endorsement

EXCLUSIVE — Mike Rogers picked up a new GOP backer for his Senate campaign in Michigan, earning the endorsement of Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) on Wednesday.

Rogers, a former FBI special agent who served in the House until 2015, was recruited to join the race by Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT), the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. 

He has received high-profile endorsements, including that of former President Donald Trump. But Rogers has also made inroads with the Republican senators he hopes to join in January.

Kennedy’s endorsement follows a visit to Washington last week, where he attended the GOP conference’s Tuesday lunch. 

“He’s tough as a pine nut. He’ll be a great senator,” Kennedy told the Washington Examiner.

Rogers faces a crowded Republican primary for the seat of retiring Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI). One of his GOP rivals, former Detroit
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