|Tom Rooney via Wikipedia|
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.Palm Beach Post
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.