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

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 police chief James Craig, dropped out of the race …