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Michigan: Another Rooney Eyes Congressional Bid

Attorney Brian Rooney (R), the brother of Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.), is considering a bid against freshman Rep. Mark Schauer (D).

Brian Rooney has been in discussions with the National Republican Congressional Committee about a potential bid, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. A former Marine officer and scion of the Pittsburgh Steelers football team, Rooney could use some of his personal wealth to fund his campaign.

Schauer defeated then-Rep. Tim Walberg (R), who has already announced he is running again for the seat. Walberg, however, is expected to have a primary that could include Rooney or another GOP candidate.