Local, Independant and Effective
August 30, 2013
Contact: Scott Peebles

Dirty Tricks

McGowan denounces parties’ dirty tactics

The independent candidate for Indi, Cathy McGowan has condemned a Labor sponsored phone campaign using Tony Windsor’s voice and implying people should vote independent.

Many households across the electorate received the calls on Thursday night, which included a quote from Tony Windsor and call that ‘locals deserve a local representative’. The calls finished by claiming they were a Labor Party advertisement.

Ms McGowan said that she has fought this campaign on policy and performance issues and had not employed any dirty tricks to attack the character of her political opponents and urged others to do the same.

“This sort of behaviour is absolutely unacceptable and has no place in Indi,” Ms McGowan said.

“I think the Labor party should try to run their own campaign and let me worry about mine,” she said.

Meanwhile, the independent’s campaign team reported that Ms McGowan’s promotion signs, known as corflutes are being pulled down or going missing.

“In Rutherglen, Wangaratta and Myrtleford we have had supporters saying that corflutes have been stolen from their properties,” Ms McGowan said.

“I also had a call from a supporter in Myrtleford who said people had taken down their McGowan sign and replaced it with one of the current member for Indi.”

“The people of Indi are not impressed by this sort of behaviour and want to see a campaign run on policy and performance rather than theft and vandalism.”


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