In Georgia, Mitch Seabaugh Challenges Eric Johnson

The Savannah Paper has a story on the challenge to Senator Johnson.

A state senator from Sharpsburg wants Senate President Pro Tem Eric Johnson’s job, but Johnson isn’t saying whether he wants to keep it.Senate Republican Whip Mitch Seabaugh has told follow GOP senators he’ll seek the post the Savannah Republican has held since 2005.

I’m a big fan of Eric Johnson. He has, more than any other person or group, championed school choice in Georgia. He has worked to expand charter schools, give parents of special needs children the right to go to the school of their choice, etc.

I’d hate to see him removed from the President Pro Tempore spot. Mitch Seabaugh is a good guy, but he should not make this challenge.