U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL) issued the following statement after winning today's Republican primary election for Florida's 17th Congressional District:
"We hear this every campaign, but I truly believe this is the most important election of my lifetime. Our country faces enormous challenges -- a weak economy, high unemployment, crushing national debt, and threats from around the world -- that President Obama and the Democratic Senate have been unable or unwilling to address. We have the opportunity to replace them, but first we need to make sure we have strong conservatives on the ballot in November. Floridians did that today.
"Voters in Florida sent a clear message that they're ready to send principled conservatives to Washington who will help the private sector rebuild our economy and put Americans back to work, cut spending and balance our budgets, and promote a strong national defense.
"From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank the primary voters of the 17th district for their support, and I especially want to thank everyone who volunteered for this campaign for their hard work. America's comeback began in Florida today -- now it's time to finish the job in November!"