Republican gubernatorial hopeful John Oxendine has launched the first paid advertising campaign of the 2010 race.
Oxendine’s team announced Tuesday the launch of a statewide radio ad that asks voters to call his campaign with ideas for improving state government.
To hear the ad go here. The script follows at the end of this post.
The ad comes the day after a series of articles by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution detailing the more than $120,000 in campaign contributions Oxendine’s campaign has received from a series of Alabama-based political action committees with links to a pair of Georgia insurance companies. Oxendine is the state’s insurance commissioner.
After the AJC’s initial reporting, Oxendine decided to return the money and has asked the State Ethics Commission for an advisory opinion as to the legality of the contributions. A state government watchdog, meanwhile, has filed a complaint against Oxendine with the commission.
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