Don't be fooled by that stuff about not wanting to put his two young children through a statewide race. And don't swallow that baloney about how he's too busy looking out for your jobs to worry about his own.
Mike Rogers was thinking about nobody's welfare but his own when he decided not to enter the Republican gubernatorial primary for 2010.
The fact is, the 8th District Republican looked at the potential competition and decided his name and being from a Republican County like Livingston (with signs put up on public property by his friends) weren't going to be enough to guarantee him the nomination.
And with two other Republican members of Congress in the running, how was he going to stand out? By arguing he voted "No" more times than they did?