Politics & Government

Mike Rogers wins 7th term in Congress


Republican Rep. Mike Rogers of Jacksonville, Ala., won a seventh term in the U.S. Congress Tuesday night defeating Democrat Jesse Smith of Phenix City.

Rogers represents the 3rd Congressional District.

Rogers won with 67% of the vote, 143, 207 votes to 68,069 for Smith. According to The Associated Press, Smith ran a shoestring campaign against Rogers spending just a few dollars compared to nearly $1 million for Rogers.

Rogers first won a seat in 2002.

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