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Candidate list for 2008 election

By johnboy 25 September 2008 28

Elections ACT has published the full list of candidates for the upcoming election.

Highlights for mine include:

— No independents in Brindabella? Is tuggers really so devoid of personality.
— Harold Hird is taking another swing, part of a crowded Ginninderra ticket including Democrats, Mark Parton, and Adam Verwey.
— Pangallo, Mulcahy and the LDP are only standing candidates in Molonglo.
— Helen Cross is making another trip to the well in Molonglo.

Any other surprises or points of interest?

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Thumper 8:11 am 02 Oct 08

I love Democrats, they’re warm and fuzzy…

PM 1:39 am 02 Oct 08

I love personal reasons. Always so convenient 🙂

Darren Churchill 1:20 am 02 Oct 08

Just for the record and to set things straight over another Jonathon Reynolds misrepresentation of my party. Marilyn Kay Dennis withdrew from the election for personal reasons, a couple of days before close of nominations. Greg Tannahill (Molonglo) and myself, darren Churchill (Ginninderra) continue to provide the same common sense, fairness and straight talking the Australian Democrats have provided for over 31 years now. Look for us in the Ungrouped column.

Darren Churchill
ACT Democrats President
Candidate for Ginninderra
0412 196 473

johnboy 3:09 pm 28 Sep 08

Send any catchy imagery to go with it?

Anyway sounds like you might have taken it too far the other way so my apologies.

damianheffernan 2:55 pm 28 Sep 08

Um, think you’re taking something the wrong way. I certainly never sat around.I have been around the media ropes long enough to know the drill.

1. email the media release
2. fax the media release
3. phone everyone you have a number for and enquire about the media release: “just following up you got it”, “do you have any questions”, “I can be reached at…”, etc, etc.

My media list was for local radio, local television, Canb Times, City News, Chronicle, generic and personal emails and phone.

I figured Riot Act doesn’t really need a media release when I can just post something myself.

johnboy 2:42 pm 28 Sep 08

You sat around waiting for the media to call you?

I can say I never once got a media release from you. We’re not mind readers, got something to say send it in.

But whinging about a lack of coverage when you never said anything is pathetic.

damianheffernan 2:36 pm 28 Sep 08

Jonathon Reynolds said :

* Damien Heffernan (Independent – Ginninderra) is not running. It is alleged that he was disillusioned with the lack of coverage then media are prepared to give independent candidates (preference to the majors) and the amount of money it would potentially cost to run an effective campaign.

Absolutely right. Johnathon must be better connected than I thought as this is pretty spot on.

I draw the line at 20 unanswered media releases. Even after the media in Canberra knew I was out there they never called me to get comment on anything. If it’s a power plant it’s the greens they want a comment from. If it’s the dragway it’s the Motorists Party, etc, etc. Never an Independent. Until Jim Murphy gives you a fist full of cash and if you’re a radio host who has enough media connections and then suddenly you get a full page spread. I was particularly incensed at the CT running a double page spread on the alternative options and basically making it sound like the six or seven people featured where the only alternatives to the two parties! And this was after I spoke to a couple of journos on the phone! Pamphlets and door to door can only do so much.

The problem is though that even if an Indy gets elected unless they hold the balance of power they aren’t really going to acheive very much. Just look at our current assembly.

On a side note I’ve got something brewing that I can do, that will make a difference and that isn’t going to be affected by the media, funding or Government rulings of any flavour.

Granny 11:48 am 28 Sep 08

You would think he could have at least shuffled the order of the words around a little. I don’t think that promise even makes it to full ‘apple pie’ status!

“That’s a pie-crust promise; easily made, easily broken.”
Mary Poppins

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