Governor candidate Oxendine will give back some contributions

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ATLANTA — Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine is returning $120,000 that was funneled into his gubernatorial campaign by two insurance firms.

An investigative report by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution found that the two Georgia insurance companies sent the money into Oxendine's campaign through 10 Alabama-based political action committees.

Georgia law forbids public officials from taking money from the companies they regulate.

Oxendine said in a statement that he had requested an advisory opinion from the state ethics officials days before the newspaper's story ran on Sunday. He called the story a "hit piece."

The political action committees were formed by Donald V. Watkins, a director of Admiral Life Insurance Co. of America and State Mutual Insurance. Both firms are headed by Delos "Dee" Yancey III from the same building in Rome, Ga.

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resident
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resident 05/11/09 - 12:36 pm
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See Now the truth comes out

See Now the truth comes out that this crook just Like our Governor is , are taking money to get legislation passed such as insurance companies allowed to raise rates without asking for regulatory permission or even the ability to deny claims if they can get away with it. The Gov allowing the people of Georgia power community to pay for something we would never get the power from anyway.

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message 05/11/09 - 12:46 pm
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When I first seen this man

When I first seen this man ,John Oxendine a Republican, I knew he was a crook taking money from insurance companies his office regulate,thats why Georgia's auto insurance rates cost more. How long has this been going on? This story is a lid opening for the people to see what kind of candidate is running for Georgia next governor race. Good job! Atlanta Journal Constitution were stories are publish first every time.

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HHSgrad 05/11/09 - 02:11 pm
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Being an Insurance Agent - I

Being an Insurance Agent - I feel that John Oxendine has done a fabulous job regulating the insurance industry. Way to go John!!!!!!

CarlA
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CarlA 05/11/09 - 02:50 pm
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Message, Learn how to write

Message, Learn how to write proper English!

HHSgrad
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HHSgrad 05/11/09 - 03:05 pm
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The reason that Georgia's

The reason that Georgia's auto insurance rates are so high is because of all the people that file false insurance claims or holler that they are injured and sue for more money when they were never injured to begin with. That's why we all pay higher insurance rates in Ga.

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justus4 05/11/09 - 06:29 pm
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Where are the charges...must
Unpublished

Where are the charges...must be some non-minority stealing the public blind. Where's the great country? Freedom, eh? Free to steal and no charges. Wow!

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Riverman1 05/11/09 - 09:05 pm
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He should be made to donate

He should be made to donate the money to charity instead of giving it back. It would hurt the companies who were buying influence more. One thing I like about a certain local elected official is that when it came out during a federal investigation that he had received campaign contributions in the amount of $10,000 against the rules, he later gave 10 grand to charity.

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