David Schwarz, who was a Kingston policy advisor and now runs a government affairs firm, announced on Wednesday that he'll seek the Savannah-based seat now that Kingston is running for the Senate.
Schwarz joins state Sen. Buddy Carter (R) in the GOP field in the Republican-leaning district.
Two factors could play a big role in this primary. If Kingston, who's popular in the area, gets involved on Schwarz's behalf that could give him a boost. But national conservative groups have their eye on Georgia's open House seats as an opportunity to make the state's delegation more conservative, and are not a fan of Kingston. Some of those organizations could play there as well.