Mike Bishop announces bid for Mike Rogers' seat in Congress

Bishop looking to replace Rogers in 8th Congressional District

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Michigan Congressman Mike Bishop (R-8th District)

LANSING, Mich. - Former state Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop is running for Congress to replace Republican Rep. Mike Rogers in Michigan's 8th Congressional District.

The Republican leader announced his bid Wednesday, saying he will "stand up to the liberal policies of the Obama administration." Bishop says he'll work to cut federal spending and repeal President Barack Obama's health care law, which he calls a "job-killing disaster."

Rogers announced Friday he would not seek re-election after seven terms in Congress.

Republican Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett said Tuesday he's also running for the seat. Democrats Ken Darga, a former state demographer, and Central Michigan University associate professor Susan Grettenberger previously launched campaigns.

Bishop lives in Rochester and is the chief legal officer for International Bancard Corp.

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