Rogers endorses in race to replace him
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Retiring Rep. Mike RogersMichael (Mike) Dennis RogersOvernight Cybersecurity: DHS chief delivers warning to cyber attackers | Tech giants pledge not to help government cyberattacks | Justices toss DOJ case against Microsoft Former senior government officials come out in support of Pompeo Overnight Cybersecurity: Highlights from Zuckerberg, round two | Senate panel to consider bill protecting Mueller | Pentagon could roll out cyber posture by August MORE (R-Mich.) has endorsed in the race to replace him, throwing his support behind former Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop (R).

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"Bishop will stand up to liberal policies of the Obama administration, just like he stood up and fought for us against the liberal polices of the Granholm administration," Rogers said in a statement.

Bishop is facing off against Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett (R) in the primary to succeed Rogers in his Republican-leaning seat. Democrats are hopeful they can recruit Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum (D) to run.

Rogers announced his retirement in late March. The filing deadline is in two weeks.