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Oxendine pleased to be front runner in Governor's race

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Georgia Gubernatorial Candidate John Oxendine says he's happy to be called the front runner in the Republican race.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in Georgia shows Oxendine with 35-percent support among those likely to vote in the state's open Republican Primary. His next closest competitors are Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel with 11-percent and Congressman Nathan Deal at 10-percent, but 33-percent are not sure which candidate they prefer.

Tuesday Oxendine said he's not worried about his campaign's momentum slowing and he's talking with voters about cutting taxes, the water issue, and transportation.

"We know how to make government efficient. Government doesn't have to go and start getting more money from taxpayers, government can tighten its belt and do more with less I've got that experience and I know how to do it and I've been throughout southwest georgia many, many times helping people whenever they have a problem," said John Oxendine, (R) Gubernatorial Candidate.

Oxendine said he wants to improve a transportation corridor for the western part of the state to make it easier to move agricultural products from southwest Georgia to the northeastern U.S. without having to travel through Atlanta.

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