I was wondering if this would happen, and I’m glad it has! Stephen Mayne nominated for the Victorian Senate earlier today, and now it seems Senator Nick Xenophon has endorsed his campaign ahead of Chris Pyne.
Pyne, a Coalition frontbencher recently tried to use a statement made by Xenophon, referring to him as an “incredibly effective politician”, on an advertising billboard… but Xenophon said no to the idea.
Now, it seems that Xenophon has thrown his weight behind Mayne. It’s not terribly surprising, Mayne is running on a similar anti-pokies ticket to the one that got Xenophon into the Senate.
Mayne has said that he doesn’t expect to get elected, but he hopes to make a difference. Maybe now he’ll have to aim a little higher.