Florida: Republican Redistricting Map Makes it Harder for Their Own Rooney Brothers

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These guys are receiving some friendly fire. Did the family step on somebody’s toes?

They are members of a politically prominent family and incumbents in the party that rules Tallahassee. But both U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Tequesta, and his brother, state Rep. Pat Rooney Jr., R-West Palm Beach, found their positions weakened in the initial redistricting plans put forward by the Florida legislature.
The maps released this month would shift Tom Rooney’s congressional
district from a GOP-leaning, heavily agricultural expanse to a more
compact district that’s split nearly evenly between Republicans and
Democrats.
Pat Rooney, elected last year in a state House district
where Republicans held an 8-point registration advantage, would see his
district transformed to one where initial maps show Democrats enjoying a
registration edge of 2 percent to 7 percent.

Palm Beach Post

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