Tag: Florida 19th Congressional District


Mel Martinez is throwing his support behind Francis Rooney. In a statement Wednesday, the former United States senator said the Naples Republican had the skills needed to represent Southwest Florida in Congress. Rooney is vying to replace Rep. Curt Clawson in Florida’s 19th Congressional District. “Francis will bring his private sector skills and provide strong leadership […]


Francis Rooney is vowing to fight against defense cuts in a new campaign advertisement. In the ad, Rooney says the country is “at war with radical Islamic terrorism.” The 30-second spot, called “We are at War,” features clips of newscasters talking about the June 12 mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub. “The brutal attack in […]


Several Southwest Florida Republicans have thrown their support behind Francis Rooney. The Naples Republican announced Tuesday several Republican leaders in Collier and Lee counties have endorsed him in his bid to replace Curt Clawson in Congress. The list includes Michel Doherty, a prominent Lee County fundraiser and longtime community leader, and Roz Lesser, the Lee […]


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