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June 17--  State Senator Tommie Williams of Lyons is not running for Congress.

{mosimage}Williams had earlier said he was considering entering next Summer's Republican primary to challenge incumbent Democrat Congressman John Barrow in the Fall election.

He went to Washington and met with members of the Georgia congressional delegation, but in the final analyis, said now's the time to put his family first.

"I have young kids at home and I'd have to be in Washington about 40 weeks out of the year.  If I'd had kids when I was young, I'd jump right on that, but I just have a hard time pulling the trigger with kids at home," Senator Williams said.

"I'm going to continue in the state Senate.  There are still a lot of things I want to get done there," he said.