Meet and greet with vot­ers

Townsville Bulletin - - LNP leadership change -

ON day one as Queens­land’s op­po­si­tion leader-in-wait­ing, Camp­bell New­man kissed his first baby while press­ing the flesh with vot­ers in the Bris­bane seat of Ash­grove.

For 75 min­utes yes­ter­day morn­ing, Mr New­man led a large me­dia pack through the shop­ping precinct of Ash­grove, the seat he aims to wrest off La­bor’s En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter Kate Jones.

Premier Anna Bligh is yet to call an early state elec­tion but the meet and greet had all the bells and whis­tles of a corny, staged cam­paign event, in­clud­ing a baby-kiss­ing photo op­por­tu­nity.

The re­cep­tion was mostly warm, with many con­grat­u­lat­ing Mr New­man on what they said was his brave de­ci­sion to run. Sev­eral peo­ple promised him their votes.

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