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September 3--  State Senator Tommie Williams of Lyons is supporting Augusta businessman Rick Allen in his run for the 12th District seat in the United States Congress.

Allen's campaign reports that Williams and State Representative Barry Fleming of Harlem are endorsing Allen in his bid to succeed Congressman John Barrow.

Allen is facing John Stone of Augusta in the Republican primary election.  Stone most recently worked as Chief of Staff for Texas Congressman John Carter and formerly was an aide to the late Congressman Charlie Norwood and Congressman Max Burns.

“Rick has been a tremendous force for good in the Augusta community,” Williams said.

“He is a savvy and successful businessman who understands that local citizens and leaders know better than the federal government how to solve the challenges that face them. Washington needs a lot more of that kind of attitude these days.”