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 Democracy or fear prevailed—Jim Molan claims senate seat

11.11.19. Was it sanity, democracy or plain bloody fear of a voter backlash against the Coalition, specifically the Liberal Party, that saw Jim Molan, the overwhelming NSW favourite to replace the dubious Arthur Sinodinos in the senate. After preferences were distributed, Mr Molan beat Mr Shields 321 to 260. Justice came to Peter Hendy who used his house for the assassins to plot the backsatabbing of Tony Abbott with a ‘popular’ vote of five only. How delicious!
Jim Molan has won the Liberal Senate preselection to replace Arthur Sinodinos for a casual vacancy until the next election, beating off challenges from Woollahra deputy mayor and insurance executive Richard Shields and former Eden-Monaro MP Peter Hendy, Liberal sources say.Source: Andrew Clennell, News Corp

Jim Molan wins Liberal Senate preselection to replace Arthur Sinodinos

Mr Shields finished second in the ballot of 564 State Council delegates held in Sydney on Sunday.
Mr Molan was a Senator from 2017 until the election but caused disquiet in the Liberal Party by campaigning on a “below the line” ticket at the May federal election. Despite this controversy, Prime Minister Scott Morrison backed him in the preselection.
The first preference vote was 277 to Mr Molan, 153 to Mr Shields, 81 to heart surgeon Michael Feneley, 43 to David Brady, 18 to Benjamin Collins, just 5 to Peter Hendy and 4 to Robin Fitzsimons.

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  • seadogger 11/11/2019, 5:26 am

    Congratulations Jim… a great start to Rememberence Day Lest we forget

  • Ex ADF 11/11/2019, 5:34 am

    Well, Molan is in now. Lets see what he can do. I suspect very little as he must toe the party line.

    • Popular Front 11/11/2019, 6:20 am

      We’ll see. As we both know, Generals get rather used to getting their own way in most things so perhaps he’ll tell the Liberal hierarchy to stick some of their more useless policies.

    • Deano 11/11/2019, 11:26 am

      At least he won’t be dressing up in high heels and painting his nails pink and apologizing for having a willie.

    • ibbit 11/11/2019, 12:37 pm

      I hope he can do more that a little. He went rogue to gain votes, he should remain rogue and force some of his great commonsense into the government. To hell with the party line. We need individuals like Molan, not clones like Morrison.

  • Pensioner Pete 11/11/2019, 7:23 am

    At last, a plus for the Senate from the Liberals.

  • lorraine 11/11/2019, 8:19 am

    He will toe the party line, mores the pity,,,He backed Turnbull, when last in there.

    • Aktosplatz 11/11/2019, 9:07 am

      Unfortunately you’re right. As usual, Perception trumps Reality.

      BTW the great send off Party Tony Abbott got was well deserved.

      He could have done with that support when he was being undermined by Turnbull, but their collective silence was deafening.

      Peta Credlin always stuck up for him, though, and it appears Morrison didn’t, although you wouldn’t think so at this recent farewell party.

      He’s Two Faced.

  • JK. 11/11/2019, 10:17 am

    At last some common sense, hard to believe , go Jim Molan.

  • Deano 11/11/2019, 11:34 am

    Interesting how political parties inevitably drift left until the alarm starts sounding, at which point they do something aimed at bringing back the conservative masses. But they only act conservative when forced.

  • Chris Galvin 11/11/2019, 8:31 pm

    Well, Molan is in now. Lets see what he can do. I suspect very little as he must toe the party line.
    Um. You have no understanding of this man. Party lines do not exist.

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