Having been rolled by Malcolm Turnbull and Tony Nutt on the question of pursuing a preference agreement with the Greens, Victorian Liberal Party president Michael Kroger has turned his mind to demonising other Greens preference arrangements as he backs Tony Abbott favourite Kevin Andrews against me, a Turnbull-supporting independent in the normally safe seat of Menzies.

Kroger penned this letter to News Corp’s popular eastern suburbs paper, The Manningham Leader, on Wednesday in a clear sign that the $50,000 “Fake Liberal” campaign against Kevin Andrews is biting.