17th District Rep. Tom Rooney could leave Congress Early

After questioning retiring U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney’s legal chops, a local judicial nominating commission on Tuesday agreed he is one of six attorneys Gov. Rick Scott should consider for an opening on the Palm Beach County bench.

Rooney, 47, who announced he will retire in January when his fifth term in Congress is up, made the shortlist after the Judicial Nominating Commission interviewed 32 applicants on Monday.

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