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Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 10:29am

State Ethics Commission Tables Oxendine Investigation

The Georgia State Ethics Commission says they need more information before they can move forward with an investigation into Republican Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine’s campaign financing.

Oxendine, who is running for governor, accepted more than $120,000 in campaign funds from insurance companies and political action committees with ties to insurers. The money went to fund his gubernatorial campaign.

Oxendine returned the money after questions were raised whether the money violated state law. Georgia code prohibits candidates from accepting money from industries they regulate.

The state ethics commission voted 3-0 to table the ethics investigation until they speak to the companies and political action committees that wrote the checks.

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