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Meet the Lawmaker: Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.), 16th district

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

Rep. Rooney: A baseball play-by-play announcer a la Harry Kalas [who announced for the Philadelphia Phillies for nearly 40 years].

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What is your favorite hobby?

Rep. Rooney: Riding my Road King Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

What is something you’re passionate about?

Rep. Rooney: Muscle-car reality shows.

What is your favorite place in the world?

Rep. Rooney: The Old Head, Ireland.

What is your least favorite household chore?

Rep. Rooney: I have children; I don’t do chores anymore.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Rep. Rooney: Bear claws from 7-Eleven. (Try them with butter and syrup ... heaven.)

What do you consider to be your biggest political achievement?

Rep. Rooney: Stand-up double off [former college baseball player Rep.] Cedric Richmond [D-La.] in the congressional baseball game this year.