All eyes are on the Victorian seat of Indi today, after an ABC 7.30 profile of the electorate revealed that Sophie Mirabella thought fellow Liberal Party members had leaked against her. Libbi Gorr’s story, which included her asking Sophie Mirabella how she felt about being labelled a “bitch”, profiled just Mirabella and local independent MP Cathy McGowan, who wrangled the seat off Mirabella in 2013. The other major candidate in the race (mainly from where his preferences will flow) is the Nationals’ Marty Corboy, who appeared alongside Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce today.
Corboy has run for preselection for the Nationals before, in the Victorian state seat of Euroa, at the 2014 election, and he also sought Nats preselection for Murray Valley in 2010. He hasn’t always been a National, though –he ran for the seat of Benambra for the Family First party in 2006.
In a profile in The Guardian today, Corboy acknowledged that he is running against two women, saying: “Without sounding sexist, some people are rapt to have a man to vote for.
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