This Press & Argus article will reassure you that for Mr. Rogers, it's business as usual:
LOCAL: Rogers' campaign account grows
According to filings earlier this month with the Federal Election Commission, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Brighton, now has more than $500,000 in his re-election campaign bank account.
From July through September, Rogers raised about $153,500 and spent around $121,000, adding approximately $32,500 to his cash on hand. He now has $523,358 in his campaign account.
No Democratic challenger has emerged. The election is Nov. 2008.
About $85,000 of Rogers' contributions in the reporting period came from individuals, and $68,000 from political action committees.
Possessed of a healthy curiosity, I went online to check out the specifics of the Q3 filing.
According to FEC.gov, so far this year Rogers has raised $443,543 in total receipts; $192,088 in individual contributions, $247,231 in PAC contributions, and $1,484 from party committees. He knows that it will take quite a chunk o'change to buy all the happy-talk ads needed to distract people from his record on children's health, veterans and national security...
He's already spent $272,730... with the election still 13 months away and no challenger in sight.