Justin Amash And Mike Rogers Wage Proxy War In Michigan's 8th District

Republican Congressman Mike Rogers has decided to retire from office and join the world of radio, bringing a moderate and “productive” alternative to conservatives like Rush, Hannity, and Levin.

Not satisfied with patronizing conservative talk radio, Rogers wants his district to pick a successor who “will not embarrass this district.”

That person is former Michigan state senate majority leader Mike Bishop. Bishop is also endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a pro-corporatist, anti-market interest group dedicated to defeating principled grassroots conservatives.

Indeed, there is a principled grassroots conservative running against Bishop: state legislator Tom McMillin.

Whereas Bishop is an ally of Rogers, McMillin actually worked very closely in the state legislature with now-Congressman Justin Amash, who is supporting McMillin and has named him his top priority for 2014. While in the state house, McMillin has been a strong voice for civil liberties and religious freedom and against crony capitalism. You can learn all about him on his website, and even more in this interview.

McMillin has released a scorecard comparing the records of Bishop and himself:http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/friendsoftom/pages/44/attachments/original/1399314952/McMillin_Scorecard2_(2).jpg?1399314952

Here are the videos from his campaign announcement, one of him speaking and the other of Amash speaking.

This race represents an excellent opportunity to stick it to the pro-police state, pro-corporatist GOP establishment and send a reinforcement to aid Amash and other Constitutional Conservatives in Congress.

You can help out Tom McMillin at http://www.tom4michigan.com/