Hung ‘may’ set out on campaign trail this week
Hung Hsiu- chu, who is set to be nominated as the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate, will kick off an “unconventional” campaign trail this week at the earliest, taking her around the nation to understand local needs, her spokesman said yesterday.
The campaign trail will take Hung to places where other candidates will usually not visit, spokesman Yu Tzu-hsiang said.
Yu did not provide much detail about the itinerary, but said Hung might visit orphanages to understand the needs of underprivileged people.
“We are deliberately not taking traditional routes,” said Yu.
Hung had a meeting with KMT Secretary- General Lee Shihchuan and other party officials on Friday, discussing matters concerning her campaign, said Yu. Lee will be Hung’s campaign manager.
Those matters included the structure of her campaign office, assistance from the party and visits around the nation, Yu said.
Hung’s nomination will still have to be endorsed by a KMT congress to be held on July 19.
But Lee said the endorsement is only a formality and Hung does not have to wait for the confirmation before starting her campaigning, according to Yu.
Apart from understanding local needs during her visits, Hung will also explain her policies the spokesman said, adding the opinions gathered during the campaign trail will be represented in a policy white paper that the candidate will unveil ahead of the election.