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State House Candidate Picks Up Governor's Endorsement

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Tennessee House candidate who's faced some campaign trail controversy has picked up an endorsement from the governor.

Charles Williamson is running for the State House seat for District 50.

His campaign announced early Monday morning that he picked up an endorsement from Governor Bill Haslam.

Williamson faces Metro Council member and Democratic nominee Bo Mitchell in that race.

He has also faced questions about where he lives.

For the election, Williamson listed a Goodlettsville address as his home, but NewsChannel 5 found that the home had never been permitted for occupancy, which is against code.

Tennessee state law requires candidates to live in the district they serve, so long as they live there by Election Day.

Williamson said the permit was a mix-up.

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