Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) has brought on a new campaign manager following a late-year exodus of top campaign staffers in his run for the Senate.
Sebastian comes in following the November departure of four top Gingrey staffers after a rocky beginning to the congressman's Senate campaign. The staffers, including his general consultant and campaign manager, cited a "difference of opinion" with Gingrey over the campaign's direction. Gingrey has made a series of controversial comments on social issues that has national Republican strategists worried about his viability in the general election.
Cam Savage, Gingrey's new general consultant, says Sebastian will be a "great addition" to the campaign.
Gingrey is one of eight Republicans in a crowded field to replace retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.). Democrats have coalesced around charity executive Michelle Nunn (D), the daughter of former Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.).
Georgia-based political blog Peach Pundit first reported the hire.
—This post was updated at 11:45 a.m.