According to the Hill, which also has this little ditty:
Whitehead scored a coup last week when state Rep. Barry Fleming, an up-and-comer in the Republican Party, yielded to the elder state senator and endorsed him. Not only had Fleming been considered a frontrunner, but the move cemented Whitehead as the candidate of Augusta, which should be anxious to keep its congressional office.
Another potential spoiler in the Augusta area, state House Appropriations Committee Chairman Ben Harbin, has also decided against running.
Observers say Whitehead is ahead of the game as far as his campaign organization and fundraising, and his fast start helped him push aside Fleming, who will now run for Whitehead’s state Senate seat.
is that true? I just can’t see Fleming doing that when he’s already safe in his present position.