Two Georgia insurance companies with the same boss funneled $120,000 — nearly 10 times the legal limit — to Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine’s campaign for governor, records in Georgia and Alabama show.
Oxendine, who’s supposed to regulate the insurance industry that’s financing his campaign, claims he doesn’t know his donors. Skepticism is warranted, and Oxendine doesn’t help his case by playing the conservative victim.
Georgia Republicans know perfectly well a candidate is not a serious front-runner until they have been attacked and smeared by the AJC. That day has come and the AJC has sent a message loud and clear – John Oxendine is a conservative the liberals cannot tolerate.
Oxendine has actually performed a valuable public service. His response demonstrates that he doesn’t take his office — or the voters — seriously. Why then should anyone take his candidacy seriously?
Unfortunately, many will, as long as he keeps running to the right and against anyone who dares ask a tough question.