McGowan sets up camp opposite Mirabella

ORANGE FEVER: Emma Avery, Cathy McGowan and Chris McGorlick at the new Voice4Indi campaign office at 74 Murphy Street. PHOTO: Luke Plummer

A SECOND office for independent election candidate, Cathy McGowan, was opened on Friday, meaning Voice4Indi will staff offices in both Wangaratta and Wodonga five days a week until the election.

And in a twist, the new Murphy Street office is right across the road from Ms McGowan’s political rival, Sophie Mirabella.

The large campaign is unlike any tactic employed by other candidates in this election or by previous independents and has already generated national media hype following last week’s revelation that the Liberal Party felt “outflanked and outgunned” by Voice4Indi.

The possibility of a challenge in the safe seat of Indi has overshadowed many of Ms McGowan’s policies, but she insists she can “walk the talk”.

“There’s nothing about me that’s fluffy,” she told the Wangaratta Chronicle.

“People know that I deliver and this approach has worked in the past.”

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