In 2022, many of the Republican candidates in Michigan who were endorsed by Donald Trump won their primary, but lost in the general election, resulting in a Blue Wave.
Now, former Congressman Mike Rogers, who has a good shot at winning the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, is planning to endorse Trump for president in 2024, according to Nolan Finley of the Detroit News, who writes:
The announcement by the former Republican congressman from Brighton will surprise and likely disappoint some of his supporters, who saw him as a centering force in a party pulled to the extreme right by the former president and his supporters.
It also reinforces the reality of how tight a grip Trump has on the Republican Party.
Other GOP candidates for senate include former Congressman Peter Meijer and former Detroit Police Chief James Craig. Meijer voted to impeach Trump, which the ex-president resented.
GOP candidates, if possible like to avoid angering Trump, particularly in primaries, knowing it can lead to them being called names and result in defeat.
On the Democratic side, U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin is considered the current front runner for senate in 2024.