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Updated: 02/22/2018 10:27:36PM

Rooney out, but others express interest in Congress bid

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Congressman Thomas J Rooney fields questions from an emotional crowd, more than 600 people packed the room, during a town hall meeting held on Monday at the Englewood Event Center.

SUN PHOTO BY MICHELE HASKELL
Congressman Tom Rooney addresses the crowd in Englewood.

SUN PHOTO BY MICHELE HASKELL
Congressman Tom Rooney addresses hundreds at a Town Hall meeting Monday.

By JONATHAN SCHOLLES

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In the hours since U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney tweeted Monday, "After 10 years in Congress, it’s time to hang ‘em up,’” notable GOP lawmakers have voiced interest in taking the reigns of District 17.

Rooney, a fifth-term congressman, will not run for re-election in November, electing to step away. Rooney, the grandson of Pittsburgh Steelers founder Art Rooney, is 47.

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