A few bits of interesting information today:
Former AFL footballer, pornstar, mayoral candidate and general Gold Coast identity Warwick Capper will be standing in the south-east seat of Beaudesert, the same electorate that Pauline Hanson will be contesting. Capper, who formerly lived in the electorate, is being sponsored by men’s magazine Zoo and challenged Hanson to a cook-off, which she declined at her campaign launch, where she likened herself to another political outsider: Abraham Lincoln.
Centrebet is currently giving odds of $6.50 for Hanson to win the seat, with Capper on $41.
The favourite, paying $1.50, is 28-year-old Liberal National Party candidate Aidan McLindon, who has replaced retiring veteran MP Kev Lingard as the conservative party’s candidate.
Labor candidate and former soldier Brett McCreadie is the $2.40 challenger and Greens candidate Andy Grodecki is a long outsider at $16.
Over at Crikey’s Pineapple Party Time, Possum has assembled a variety of campaign ads, including this gem.
“Spoken by B. Obama G. Brown K. Rudd L. Springborg”. Awesome.