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May 12, 2004

Insurance and Fire Safety commissioner John Oxendine is gearing up to run for a bigger job. Oxendine is now raising money for a possible run for Lt. Governor. He says if he does run he plans to bring what he learned as insurance commissioner to the job.

"The government doesn't need to always tell people how to live their lives but the government needs to help people so they can improve the quality of the life of their family. They need to help people with everyday real problems," says Oxendine.

Oxendine who is a Republican is the first candidate to announce his run for the lieutenant governor spot. Democratic Lieutenant Governor Mark Taylor is widely expected to leave the job he's held since 1998 to run for governor.

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