David Shafer For GA State Senate (District 48)!

I first met David Shafer on stage at the FairTax Rally in Duluth, GA last November.  I have been impressed with him ever since.  Even though he does not represent me in the State Senate we have become friends and he has given me advice and assistance whenever I have requested it.

David Shafer has represented the 48th Senate District (parts of Gwinnett and Fulton Counties) exceptionally well.  He has introduced legislation to establish zero-based budgeting.  He has also supported legislation in the Senate calling for a state FairTax, and protecting the rights of the unborn.  He is a very strong conservative and represents traditional Georgia values.  Therefore, I am extremely proud to endorse my friend David Shafer for re-election to the Georgia State Senate!


Last weekend in Savannah I was blessed to attend my first Georgia State Republican Convention as a delegate.  You can bet HuckPAC was represented well despite the adversity we faced in getting there..  In a quick summary here is what we were able to accomplish:

– Signed up 15 more names to the mailing list
– Handed out tons of Huck Stickers, and bumper stickers
– Shook scores of hands and met lots of people telling each of them about HuckPAC/Team Huck and our mission
– Everyone got a flier in their convention “Goodie bag” (a very impressive flier at that)
– handed out candidate surveys to every candidate for state-wide office (except for one candidate for Attorney General that I could not find after he spoke).
– I also worked the room at the Young Republicans state convention that was held an hour after the state GOP convention was adjourned.

I wish to thank the volunteers who helped accomplish what we did (even those who could not join us…your donations to HuckPAC over the past few months helped).  I hope that if you were there I was able to meet you.  If you were there and we didn’t meet up I hope we will be able to do so down the road at another event.

Between all of the business and a lot of fun (the parties on Friday night were a blast!) we were treated to many fine speeches.  Our keynote came from the newly-elected Chairman of the RNC, Michael Steele.  His speech was very passionate and very well done.  I would like to share with you what I feel was the most memorable and most important part of his speech.

After speaking for awhile Chairman Steele called a particular group to action.  He asked that every person in the room that is a Teen Republican, College Republican, or Young Republican stand up and be recognized.  I proudly stood up.  Steele went on to call us to action.

“If anyone tells you you are the future of the Republican party, they are wrong.   You ARE the here and the now!  You no longer have to ask permission to do anything.  Go out and lead and lead now!”

I know we have many folks out there reading this blog right now that, like me, are either a Teen Republican, College Republican, or a Young Republican.  I want you to do the same thing that Chairman Steele asked us to do in Savannah.  The time is now to get off your seat and get things done.  We don’t have any time to lose.  We must fight for our conservative values and principles.  That is Team Huck’s mission in the next few years by supporting strong conservatives running for offices at all levels of Government.  I hope you will stand up and fight by joining Team Huck today.  After doing so tell all of your friends and family about Team Huck and our mission too.  Shout it from the mountaintops through your online network of friends (Facebook, Twitter, etc)!

Together we can and WE WILL win this fight!  JOIN TEAM HUCK TODAY!!!

Calling Shenanigans On The Blogosphere!

About ten days ago, Commissioner John Oxendine released a campaign statement in support of the 10th Amendment of the Constitution.  Ever since I have breezed past blog after blog claiming that The Ox is calling for Secession


Where are y’all getting this bologna?  Did you actually read the statement?  In complete contrast to Governor Rick Perry the word “secession” or anything close to it was not written or implied at all by Commissioner Oxendine.  Have we gone so far from our founding principles in the country that expressing support for the 10th Amendment is “calling for secession?”  Is that how much respect we have for our Constitution today?  Have we soiled the document that much?


John Oxendine’s Contract With Georgia

The following is the latest press release from John Oxendine’s Campaign for Governor:

The John Oxendine Contract with Georgia

Today, John Oxendine releases the John Oxendine Contract with Georgia. As the Republican front-runner for Governor, Oxendine continues to run a positive, issues oriented campaign. In the Contract with Georgia, John offers positive solutions for the problems facing Georgians. The initial release offers John’s message to Georgia and the 12 issues covered in the Contract. Subsequent releases, over the next several days, will offer a broader synopsis of the 12 issues.

In 1994, Newt Gingrich introduced the Contract with America. His vision transformed politics on a national scale and made government more accountable to the taxpayers. We can do the same in Georgia. We will transform our state government with a service oriented philosophy that prioritizes families and taxpayers ahead of political self-interest.

Politics as usual have failed Georgians. Whether meted out by Democrats or Republicans, the results have been the same – mediocrity at best, regress at worst. The centerpiece of my campaign for Governor is a pledge. This pledge will break the cycle of promises made but not kept and transform government with one basic ideal – the good of the people before politics. I offer this contract for a better Georgia; a detailed agenda for transformation of state government, which is a written commitment.

The critics will complain, the doubters will hesitate, and the status quo will oppose; but I will move forward in a positive, determined and inclusive way. I will work for Georgia and offer real solutions to our most pressing issues. If you have been seeking an innovative approach, a new direction for government, then join me as we transform Georgia.

On the first day of the 2011 General Assembly, the new Oxendine Administration will have our Legislative Floor Leaders begin to introduce the following major reforms aimed at transforming our state government:

John Oxendine’s Contract with Georgia

First – make state government smaller and more accountable by implementing zero-base budgeting.

Second – create a modern 21st century tax code for Georgians which abolishes the state income tax.

Third – implement a comprehensive statewide transportation system.

Fourth – actively assert that pursuant to the tenth amendment of the U.S. Constitution belongs to the American people and not Washington politicians.

Fifth – break ground on new water reservoirs to ensure an adequate water supply for our future.

Sixth – invest in all schoolchildren by allowing tax dollars to follow the child in the form of an education voucher. An equal access voucher system supports the rights of parents to decide how to best educate their children.

Seventh – create an outcome-based, educational model which eliminates process micromanagement at the state level; maintaining local control but ensuring accountability.

Eighth – aggressively support legislation which protects and preserves human life from conception to death.

Ninth – fight for less government restrictions on where law abiding and permitted citizens can carry a firearm.

Tenth – protect taxpayers by defending the integrity of Georgia’s borders through upholding and enforcing immigration laws.

Eleventh – implement focused domestic and international economic development which targets our efforts on the recruitment of industries for which Georgia is a talent and resource fit.

Twelfth – work with the Governors of other states to strongly encourage Congress to adopt The Fair Tax.

John Oxendine Launches Grassroots Georgia Tour

The following is the latest press release from John Oxendine:

John Oxendine Governor 2010 – The Grassroots Georgia Tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:  13 April, 2009                                                                           Kathryn Ballou, (404) 558-4905

John Oxendine Governor 2010 – The Grassroots Georgia Tour

John Oxendine, Republican candidate for Governor, has begun his grassroots listening tour of Georgia. The tour is called John Oxendine Governor 2010 – The Grassroots Georgia Tour.  It will be a multistage tour throughout the spring and summer taking John to every region of the state.

Stage one of the John Oxendine Governor 2010 Grassroots Georgia Tour runs Monday 13 April – Monday 20 April, 2009.

John will visit Appling, Bartow, Bibb, Carroll, Chatham, Clayton, Cobb, Coffee, Colquitt, Coweta, DeKalb, Dougherty, Fayette, Floyd, Fulton, Glynn, Gwinnett, Lowndes, McIntosh, Pierce, Thomas, Ware, Wayne, and Whitfield counties.

For regular photo updates on the trip, visit Facebook at John Oxendine for Georgia’s Governor and www.johnoxendine.com.

Follow John’s journey as he posts on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook throughout the tour.

“I want to listen to Georgia.  I want to connect local governments back to our state government in a positive partnership based on mutual respect.  I want to protect our small business owners and local chambers of commerce.  I want to restore the grassroots of the Georgia GOP to their appropriate place in the party.  More than any of the above, though, I want every Georgia taxpayer to understand John Oxendine will be a Governor for all of Georgia,” said John Oxendine.

John Oxendine
Governor 2010

John Oxendine’s Open Letter To The Georgia GOP

The following is Commissioner John Oxendine’s Open Letter to the Georgia GOP:

An Open Letter to The Georgia Republican Party from John Oxendine:

The grassroots work each of you do for the Georgia Republican Party establishes the foundation which allows Georgia families to enjoy the traditional, conservative values we all share and support.

I will be your Grassroots Governor.

If you honor me with our nomination, I will work with the grassroots leaders in our party on a regular basis. It will be my posture to seek the consul of our grassroots activists, listen to our local party leaders, and include grassroots Republicans in the decision making process.

There is a battle for the soul of our Party. I am proud to come from, and will stake my claim with, the true leaders of the Georgia Republican Party – the grassroots.

I know who built our Party, I know who the heart and soul of our Party is, and I know who I intend to empower in our Party. It is the grassroots – it is you.

We must do all we can to support our outstanding State Chair Sue Everhart. Sue is leading by example. From Valdosta to Tallulah Falls, West Point to Sandersville, if the GOP is doing an event, you will see Sue leading the way. Sue has done an outstanding job as state chair and we owe her our deepest appreciation and our united and unanimous support for another term as our State Chairman.

Sue has worked to establish a strong grassroots network across Georgia to bring our conservative values to the people of Georgia. I am very proud to be associated with the Georgia Republican Party and look forward to being of service to contribute to our mission of strengthening Georgia families, protecting free enterprise, and preserving freedom.

As Governor, I will support a large dollar fundraising event for our Party and proudly so. But, I will also offer a motion, and more importantly provide support and resources, to re-establish a President’s Day dinner, among other events, for our grassroots activists and leaders – at a price that is affordable to an activist not a lobbyist.

If you honor me with the privilege to serve you as Governor, I will have one morning a month, every month, where I meet with grassroots Georgia Republican party leaders and activists. It will be exclusive to you – the Georgia GOP. I will not give a speech – I will do the listening and I will learn from you. That is my solemn pledge – to respect and listen to the leadership of my Party – YOU!

The Members of the General Assembly and the taxpayers of Georgia deserve a Governor who will work with both the House and Senate, treat them with respect, and get to work on the hard issues for the taxpayers of Georgia. I will do this.

Here is my personal e-mail address and cell number which will go to me and not staff. I am accessible. I want to listen to you.

My direct e-mail: johnox@earthlink.net My direct cell: (404) 734-5738.

I look forward to earning your trust, confidence, respect and support as I campaign across Georgia. My pledge to each of you is to be a Governor who respects, works with, and unites the General Assembly and honors the grassroots leadership of the Georgia Republican Party.

We can bring this country back to its Judeo-Christian roots and to the traditional values which make America great.

Georgians still have no meaningful tax reform, are still stuck in traffic, still have no new major economic development projects, and still trail other states on school test scores.

My message to Georgia taxpayers: Let’s join together and transform Georgia.

John Oxendine For Governor March Newsletter

The following is the latest news from John Oxendine’s Gubernatorial campaign:
Issue Eight: 12 March, County Conventions

Good afternoon Georgia.

A message from John Oxendine:

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– County Conventions: This Saturday Team Oxendine has an opportunity to span out across the state to show our support for John Oxendine. Please plan to attend your local county conventions on Saturday at 10 AM. In most counties, the Oxendine County Coordinator will be on site at 9 AM. It should be pretty obvious who this person is and they will welcome your help and support. If you want to know who your contact is, email Brian at: brian@johnoxendine.com.

Team Oxendine continues to organize across Georgia. This will only happen if we utilize the grassroots networks. This is where you come in. Please plan to attend your county convention, if you need the address or more information please call Brian at 770-256-8394.


– John Oxendine wishes Georgia a Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2009: From the Ireland Chamber of Commerce office in Atlanta to the Hibernian Society in Savannah and to the city of Dublin where on December 9, 1812 local legend has it that Jonathan Sawyer, a pioneer citizen of the county, was granted the privilege of naming the new county seat, and he named it Dublin in honor of the capital of his native land, Ireland; Georgia and Ireland have special and long standing ties.

Let us all appreciate this traditional Irish prayer:

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

– Team Oxendine Launches First Campaign Advertisements: John Oxendine launched an aggressive Facebook campaign advertisement Tuesday beginning a new phase in his campaign for Governor.  John Oxendine is committed to embracing the new technology available in the virtual campaign world and using technology to reach out to Georgia voters.  Over the weeks and months ahead, Georgia will see John Oxendine introduce many new and innovative technologies to his campaign.  In every way, this will be a cutting edge campaign utilizing every resource available regarding new technology.

The initial Facebook advertisements are below:

– Commissioner Oxendine is proud to support Party with a Purpose: To benefit children with special needs and their families in the Rockdale and Newton counties area.  The event is Saturday, April 1, 2009, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Atlanta East-Stonecrest Mall, 1890 Mall Ring Road, Lithonia, GA  30038.  Starts at 6:30pm, tickets are $20 and there is a silent auction.  The event benefits “Haven House Respite Home” at Light House Village has just been opened to support the needs of special needs families and children.

Rockdale County Republican Party leaders Ed and Angie Tracey are organizing this event.  This is a perfect example of people taking the conservative message of people helping people and not relying on the government. Ed has a special needs daughter in a full time care facility in Massachusetts. As opposed to a large party and gifts for his 50th birthday party, Ed and Angie decided to raise money for those in their community. Please attend this wonderful event and give as generously as you can.

For information and tickets: Angie Tracey, etracey@comcast.net or 678-414-3617.

– Meet Gabe Winslow – Director of Web Strategies for Oxendine Governor 2010: Gabe and his wife Mandy and their three children reside in Smyrna. Gabe attended Hillsdale College where he was active in several conservative and Christian organizations. Gabe brings leadership experience from the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), Teen Pact, and several campaigns in Oregon. Contact Gabe at gabe@johnoxendine.com and via cell at 770-710-9881.

– John Oxendine Bumper Stickers Available: There are several exciting Team Oxendine bumper stickers available.  Call the campaign at 404-872-1740 or email to campaign manager Kathryn Ballou at campaignmanager@johnoxendine.com for your FREE bumper stickers.

– March is Red Cross Month: In every disaster response and relief effort, volunteers are the cornerstone of what the Red Cross does; they are 96 percent of the work force of the Red Cross-without their giving spirit, disaster relief operations would fall short, blood donations would not be there for those in need, and the mission of the Red Cross could not be fulfilled. From helping military families stay connected with service members around the world, teaching CPR and first aid in community centers, or supporting other Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies with emergencies around the world, volunteers are critical to the success of each and every Red Cross endeavor.

During the month of March, in celebration of Red Cross Month and in the spirit of volunteerism, the Red Cross is also launching the first ever Change a Life contest. Entrants are invited to tell us how a Red Cross experience changed your life or someone else’s life.

This month serves as an occasion to honor and thank the members of our Red Cross family and also as a reminder that the American Red Cross makes a difference everyday in communities around the nation and the world.

– Georgia Fun Facts: In 2008 Georgia’s total population was 9,685,744. Of that, 50.5 percent is male and 49.5 percent is female. The Port of Savannah is the second largest container port in the Southeast and is the fastest growing port in the United States. The world’s largest kitchen is located in Milledgeville at Central State Hospital. It is reported to be able to prepare 30,000 meals a day. Perry is known as the Crossroads of Georgia because it is the closest city located near the geographic center of the state. The Carillion at Stone Mountain uses 732 different bell sounds to make music on the lake. Historic Saint Mary’s Georgia is the second oldest city in the nation.

– John Oxendine and Facebook: Visit these John Oxendine Facebook pages – (1) John Oxendine for Georgia’s Governor (we need you to join if you have not already done so); (2) John has created a personal Facebook page. John welcomes you as a Facebook friend.  Team Oxendine has a contest to win a VIP ticket to the Sean Hannity Freedom Fest on Saturday, 22 August at Gwinnett Arena and a challenge to get the coveted and limited edition Oxendine Facebook Friend lapel pin.

– John Congratulates: Sue Everhart on a great President’s Day dinner.  Jonathan Krohn on his speech at CPAC.  Orit Sklar and Ruth Malhotra on their receiving the Ronald Reagan AWARD at CPAC. Pat Tippett and Kay Godwin on the launch of Georgia Conservatives in Action.

– Visit http://www.johnoxendine.com to see the latest update to the site – photos from the campaign trail.

John Oxendine
Governor 2010