A campaign star is born. Really.

Baby Jake Oxendine was only a few hours old Wednesday when he starred in his first YouTube clip — a favor to his old man, who’s running for governor.

Jake arrived at Northside Hospital at 7:43 a.m. He weighed in at 8 pounds, 12 ounces.

This was just posted by the Republican campaign of John Oxendine:

Says Oxendine, the elder:

“He’s just a few hours old. His mother is doing very well. As you can see, Jake is sleeping. We hope he continues to do this for the next year or two….

“When I see this and my other three kids, it reminds me of why it’s important that I run for governor, and why it’s important that we transform government.”

Jake is Oxendine kid No. 4. There’s also J.W., 17; Philip, 12; and Caroline, 10.

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9 comments Add your comment


July 8th, 2009
4:48 pm

Congrats Commish, and I wish you, your wife, your beautiful newborn and other children many great years ahead of you. God bless ….

will jones aka Astroboy

July 8th, 2009
4:54 pm

That’s great oxendine, turn the birth of your son into a political pitch. Truthfully, I hope you are run out of the state. You are pathetic, at best. Anyone who would do this should NEVER be in public office.


July 8th, 2009
5:50 pm

Whether he returned it or not, isn’t it enough to know that the commissioner got at least $120K in illegal contributions FROM INSURANCE COMPANIES? Honestly, folks….


July 8th, 2009
10:04 pm

Nice to see a pol keeping his sperm at home

stephanie phillips

July 8th, 2009
10:59 pm

You have got to be kidding me…. a photo op in the hospital, for someone who thinks family is so important you would think you know that to honor your family is not to create an opportunity for you to see yourself!


July 9th, 2009
12:40 am

What a buffoon!!No, I am not talking about “Baby Jake” or the mother.

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July 12th, 2009
1:49 pm

That’s fantastic! But he should have capitalized on the heels of the 4th and filed the other kids in wearing red, white and blue and Uncle Sam hats as they launch Roman candles out the window over mom and baby brother…I have a feeling he considered it, but they wouldn’t cooperate. Oxendine in 2010! If he can’t sell you out, nobody can!

John Q. Public

August 1st, 2009
2:18 am

Capitalizing on the birth of your son for political leverage? I’m embarrased for you and your wife as a fellow conservative. Dude- stick to the agenda, and don’t kiss babies for crying out loud.