Republicans in Georgia appear to doubt whether state Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, who is likely to clinch the party's nomination, could win the gubernatorial election this year after a key party member hurled criticism against the regulator. But Oxendine brushed off fears he would lose, saying the attacks were a price he had to pay for being a front-runner. "I am focused on doing my job as insurance commissioner, working for our taxpayers and bringing jobs to Georgia," he said.

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