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Katter's Australian Party to pick up One Nation voters

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WITH Maryborough's former state candidate Gordon Dale set to take a tilt at the federal seat of Wide Bay in this year's election, former One Nation voters are expected to make the jump to Katter's Australian Party, founded by controversial MP Bob Katter.

The party now has an estimated 100 full members across the Wide Bay electorate and secured about one in five votes in both Maryborough and Gympie at the State level.

Mr Dale said he expected those voters to stick with the party at the federal level and said he expected One Nation voters would boost that number.

"People are getting more comfortable with the Katter party and realising that we are here to stay," he said.

The Bruce Hwy, Gympie's suffering primary industry and Maryborough's manufacturing industry will be the main focus of Mr Dale's campaign.

Wide Bay MP and leader of the National Party Warren Truss is expected to take the KAP as a serious threat, after telling the media last week, people in his electorate had a tradition and tendency to vote for Pauline Hanson and similar independent candidates.

Mr Truss said yesterday he would concentrate on his own campaign. "Every vote for an independent or minor party throws Labor a lifeline that it does not deserve."

Topics:  bob katter gordon dale katter's australian party one nation

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