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Updated: 11/10/2017 01:20:02PM

Akins to run for Congress, challenge Rooney

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Bill Akins, holding his dog tag from his service in Vietnam, recently announced plans to run for Tom Rooney's Congressional seat.

By JONATHAN SCHOLLES

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Port Charlotte Republican Bill Akins announced Thursday he will challenge Congressman Tom Rooney in 2018 for the District 17 seat.

Akins said his platform includes veterans issues, Second Amendment rights, senior citizen rights, fixing policies that address undocumented residents, economic development, tax reform, environmental issues and foreign policy.

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