Congressional District 17: Rooney wins re-election to U.S. House

Decision 2016

(WFLA) – Republican Rep. Thomas Rooney as won re-election to the United States House of Representatives.

Rooney defeated Democrat April Freeman and independent John Sawyer III in Florida’s 17th Congressional District. The district includes Hardee, Desoto, Highlands, Okeechobee, Glades and Charlotte counties, in addition to parts of Polk, Manatee, Hillsborough and Lee counties. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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