Rep. Gingrey Hires Ex-Christie Aide To Run Senate Campaign After Mass Exodus

Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) has a new Senate campaign manager.

Gingrey has appointed Patrick Sebastian, formerly the New Jersey state director for the Republican National Committee, to run his campaign, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on Thursday. Sebastian has also worked on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s re-election campaign and Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign.

In November Gingrey’s campaign suffered a mass exodus as four top staffers all quit at once. The staffers told TPM that the departures had to do with a “leadership struggle” within the campaign.

Gingrey is running in a big GOP primary for outgoing Sen. Saxby Chambliss’s (R-GA) Senate seat.