Georgia's crowded gubernatorial primary field may soon thin out.

Two former educators who are running, a Democrat and a Republican, both had their teaching certificates suspended for misconduct involving female students, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Republican Ray McBerry and Democrat Carl Camon fought the charges against them but their cases remain public record.

While neither man is a leading contender for their party's nod, the developments could still have a bearing on the outcome of the July primaries. That's because with so many candidates running, the campaign is likely to extend into a runoff. In which case, a couple percentage points could make the difference.