WASHINGTON, D.C. – The race for the Michigan US Senate seat is heating up. More and more candidates are throwing their hats in the ring trying to win Senator Debbie Stabenow’s (D- MI) seat.
Former US republican Representative Mike Rogers announced this morning his bid for Senator Stabenow’s Senate seat. It’s already a pretty crowded field for both republican and democratic candidates announcing they’re running, but he’s one of the biggest names for the republicans so far in the race.
Reports say current US Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (D- MI) is likely the biggest name among the handful of democrats who have also announced their bid.
2024 will be an interesting election year for the US Senate. It’s already a narrowly democratic controlled Senate and political scientists believe republicans have a very good chance to flip the Senate from blue to red. They think states like Arizona, Ohio and West Virginia could potentially be republican wins.
As for Michigan, the Cook Political Report believes the open Senate seat is likely to lean democratic. Just looking at the last US Senate race for Michigan back in 2020, other than Marquette county, republican candidate John James dominated the UP and most of the state. But Senator Gary Peters (D- MI) won the seat by a little more than one point.