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Rep. Francis Rooney says he's not running for re-election

Posted: 8:03 AM, Oct 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-21 08:03:04-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Florida Republican congressman Francis Rooney says he won't be running for re-election in District 19.

He made the announcement after suggesting he may be open to impeaching President Trump.

Rooney won his first election in 2016 and was re-elected in 2018. He said he initially thought his goals would take three terms, but he believes he's met them in less than two.

Rooney says he has not yet come to a conclusion on whether the President committed a crime that compels his removal from office.

District 19 includes coastal sections of Lee and Collier counties.