Oxendine carries $1.83 million into stretch run

John Oxendine raised more than $850,000 in about two months and had $1.83 million in cash on hand as of July 1, according to a report his campaign filed with the State Ethics Commission on Wednesday.

Oxendine, the state insurance commissioner and front-runner for the GOP nomination as governor, has now raised nearly $4 million, most of any Republican and second only to former Democratic Gov. Roy Barnes.

Oxendine’s haul is even more impressive given that state law barred him from raising money while the Legislature was in session, meaning he was prevented from accepting contributions the entire month of April.

Plus, his campaign said, the $1.83 million in cash on hand is after he paid for two weeks of aggressive television advertising.

See his report here.

The deadline for all campaigns to file their quarterly report, covering money raised and spent from April 1 through June 30, is midnight Thursday.

18 comments Add your comment


July 7th, 2010
5:31 pm

Most of it obtained illegally, I’m sure.


July 7th, 2010
6:36 pm

Funnelled through Alabama PACs from his insurance buddies, I’m sure…

Handel supporter

July 7th, 2010
6:57 pm

Hmmmm. . . . Maybe I need to change who I am supporting. I think the pundits are the only ones that do not like Oxendine. I am beginning to become very tired of the same repetitive chatter from the pundits. Next post I guess will be under OX SUPPORTER!


July 7th, 2010
7:03 pm

This is great news for the Dems. PLEASE OH PLEASE choose oxendine.

Older and Wiser

July 7th, 2010
7:25 pm

Not even a tidal wave of television ads could wash away the ethics issues surrounding Oxendine. This election is about character, which is why Karen Handel will be our next Governor.


July 7th, 2010
9:06 pm

I can’t believe that people are going to trust an 16 year insurance commissioner? Onexdine set policy to allow insurance companies to check your CREDIT SCORE to determine Insurance Premium Rates, What RISK does your CREDIT SCORE have to do with Insurance Rates? Mark my words if Onexdine is elected he’ll drive Georgia into the DIRT and Metro Atlanta will become a Rural Area like South Georgia and NO Businesses will want to relocate here. Well see, maybe that what Georgians want?

frugal voter

July 8th, 2010
5:39 am

OX is a sleaze. A 1.8 million dollar sleaze.
What pieces of Georgia has he sold for that money pending his election?


July 8th, 2010
8:47 am

Surely Georgia can elect a better Governor than Oxendine or Roy barnes.


July 8th, 2010
9:07 am

It appears that the only clean candidate for governor in this race is Dubose Porter. I am voting for the candidate that will work for Georgia.

T Knight

July 8th, 2010
10:34 am

Does anyone know how much Ox money comes from outside the state? I know about the Alabama connection, how about others?

T Knight

July 8th, 2010
10:51 am

Other than Ala. PAC’s…. where elsedid it come from?

[...] AJC: Oxendine carries $1.83 million into stretch run [...]


July 8th, 2010
12:44 pm

No. More than pundits dislike Ox. Just talk with ordinary folks out on the street. I guarantee you if “None of the Above” were on the ballot, we’d have an empty mansion on Paces come January.

The Winner

July 8th, 2010
1:13 pm

clem – you are an idiot.


July 8th, 2010
1:18 pm

During a very brief time in my life I work as an automobile salesman thinking “if an honest straight forward person tried this they could clean up because that is what people want”. Fact is, that is what they say they want, but they bought from the fast talking, lying through their teeth salesman. Politics must be the same. We have several running for Governor that seem to be on the level (Chapman and Poythress are 2 that come to mind), but all the money and support seem to going to the likes of been there done that – Barnes. Screw Georgians and their insurance cost, give me my due – Oxendine. Or is there any more wiping of your a** I can do today President Obama – Baker. I’m sure there are other’s I can put down as well, but I’ll leave it at that.

Promises of no income tax, no property tax, and no new taxes while fully funding schools, police, and other government essential services may sound great. But we all know it can’t happen so why do we believe it? I advise each and every person to research fully each candidate (not just the ones you think you like) before voting. There may be some pleasant surprises out there.

[...] far we know that Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine raised more than $850,000 from April 1 through June 30 for his bid for the Republican nomination as governor and had $1.83 [...]

Cory G

July 9th, 2010
4:08 pm

AGHH. That nasty bastad Oxendine! Crook, crook, thief, liar, scumbag, liar, crook, theif. Get the picture? Has anyone had any joys with their insurance in the last 16 years? I think NOT. All that money came from all that dough he’s embezzled over the years.

Cory G

July 9th, 2010
4:10 pm

It’s time for a real person of good character to come to the Govna’s Mansion, and that person is Karen Handel. Not John Oxendine, Not Roy Barnes, Not Nathan Deal, or Eric Johnson. It is time for Karen Handel to run this state, and get us back to being the greatest state in the Union!