State Senator Michael Rubio says he will not run for Congress next year.
In a statement on his website, the Democratic Senator says he and his wife recently had their second child, a baby girl, born with Down syndrome. He says his daughter's birth reminded him of his priorities in life - that family comes first.
In part the statement reads:
"It would be easy to continue my candidacy for Congress with thoughts of being engaged in the difficult issues that face our nation today. But my family needs me more today than Congress does."
This fall, Rubio started an exploratory committee to begin fundraising, but instead he says he will continue his fight in Sacramento.