Florida's Republican Rep. Tom Rooney is retiring rather than seeking a sixth term this fall.
Rooney, a lawmaker in a safe GOP district in central Florida, surprised party leaders with his announcement Monday.
"After what will be 10 years in the United States Congress representing the good people of Florida's Heartland, it's time to 'hang 'em up' as my old football coach used to say. I will not be running for re-election to Congress in 2018," he said in a statement.
He thanked staffers and...