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Reactions Mixed After Rogers Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - On Friday Michigan Congressman Mike Rogers announced that he will not be seeking re-election.

Seven-term Rogers made the announcement during an interview with Detroit's radio station WJR.

6 News turned to our WLNS-TV Facebook fans to see how they felt on Congressman Rogers' decision. Among Facebook fans, it's about 60 - 40. About 60 percent of viewers are happy Congressman Rogers will not seek re-election.

Amber Gibson writes, "I am not a fan of his, and am surprised he's leaving and will be doing a radio show. Seems like if he wants to make a difference in the world he would stay in Congress."

When asked if Congressman Rogers represented Michigan well, David Hershey says no. "His first campaign was anti-Washington establishment, a role he has easily slipped into by his second term. He was a huge contributor to the partisans political gridlock."
Hershey goes on to say, "we need more moderates (Democrats AND Republicans) who don't forget the voters who elected them.

Among Facebook viewers responding to the news, the other 40 percent believe Congressman Rogers is making a mistake.

"He has done a very admiral job of representing mid-Michigan and should re-consider his decision," says Steve Munkvold.

Kaye Pinkston believes Congressman Rogers can do more for Michigan. Pinkston writes, "bummer, he needs to run for Governor of Michigan."

Marcia Gamber has a slightly different view. Gamber writes, "I have not always agrees with his politics, but he has been a rational voice during this time of right wing extremists. I am sorry to see him go."

The Congressman plans to make his formal announcement Friday night.

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