After the Senate Reapportionment Committee sent the Republican congressional map on its way to the chamber floor, a couple of us caught President pro tem Tommie Williams, R-Lyons, as he exited.
So is he interested in a run against Democratic incumbent John Barrow, who is soon to be a former resident of Savannah?
Williams’ Toombs County is in the new 12th District, drawn with a 20-point advantage for whichever Republican wins the chance to face Barrow down.
“It appeals to me, but the Georgia Senate appeals to me as well,” Williams said – adding that he has a young family.
So is he considering it? “Not at this point. At this point in time, I would say no.”
Moments after leaving, Williams came back to make it clear: For now, he’ll be running for re-election to his current Senate seat.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider