AND THEY'RE RACING! No Odds Yet on Result of Chaos Theory Poll; Wild Horses and Optional Preferences Mean Nothing Is Certain as Palmer Party Joins Run for Finish

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AND THEY'RE RACING! No Odds Yet on Result of Chaos Theory Poll; Wild Horses and Optional Preferences Mean Nothing Is Certain as Palmer Party Joins Run for Finish


ARTHUR

GORRIE

REPORTER

arthur.gorrie@gympietimes.com

CLIVE Palmer's PUP will announce its candidate for the Gympie state electorate on Saturday.

That may be the wildest of the wild horses making the January 31 snap State Election much less predictable, especially around here.

Optional preferential voting means smaller party candidates are in with an absolutely unforeseeable chance.

With voters allowed to "just vote 1" for the candidate of their choice, or to allocate preference votes for all other candidates or only some of them, literally anything can happen.

Other potentially chaotic wild things in the mix include the sheer diversity of candidates and politics, looking to replace the LNP representation of sitting MP David Gibson.

Mr Gibson has announced he will not contest the poll, announced by Premier Campbell Newman yesterday.

Even the circumstances of Mr Gibson's withdrawal from politics are a potentially chaotic influence, with LNP support divided at least a little, between pro and anti-Gibson factions.

Shane Paulger will run for Katter's Australian Party.

Shena MacDonald is the Greens' candidate.

Tony Perrett, generally regarded as the favourite to win, will run for the LNP.

Stephen Meredith is running for the ALP.

And nominations have not even been officially declared open yet, in the poll announced yesterday.

CLIVE Palmer came out with all guns blazing yesterday as he vowed his party would "repeal every single act that's ever been introduced by the Newman Government".

And he said he did not care how much it cost to campaign for 50 candidates across the state.

With just over three weeks for the campaign, he hinted at an advertising blitz, saying his party would spare no expense.

He told The Brisbane Times: "We'll spend all we can. …

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