Word: Do the far-right thing
Gubernatorial candidate John Oxendine is ahead of the pack when it comes to kissing up to conservatives.
The Georgia GOP gubernatorial primary is still a year away, but gubernatorial candidate and Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine is ahead of the pack when it comes to kissing up to conservatives.
"I am running to protect the business community in Georgia from Roy Barnes and his anti-business friends. I am running to protect Georgia farmers from Roy Barnes and his environmentalist wacko regulators. I am running to protect the traditional values Georgia holds dear from Roy Barnes and the liberals in Atlanta. ... I am going to run a positive campaign. "
— Oxendine plays defense against a former Gov. Roy Barnes in a June 24 fund-raising pitch to supporters. The Democratic nomination is still more than a year away.
“If elected governor, I'll make it so uncomfortable that Planned Parenthood is not going to be able to operate in this state. Theyre going to start losing money, and were going to make it economically difficult for them. … Yes, they will be out of business in Georgia. They will leave the state of Georgia.”
— Oxendine in a YouTube video uploaded May 12.
“When I see this and my other three kids, it reminds me of why its important that I run for governor, and why its important that we transform government.”
— A campaign video video posted hours after the July 8 birth of Oxendine's son, showing the candidate with his wife — who's cradling their newborn in a hospital recovery room.