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Fresh hope for Jim Molan’s bid for the Senate

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Retired major general Jim Molan is one step closer to returning to the Senate.

After the former senator was placed in the unwinnable fourth position on the Coalition’s Senate ticket in this year’s federal election, Jim Molan wasn’t able to secure enough below-the-line votes to remain in his position.

But now there is fresh hope he’ll be restored to the Senate.

Last night he was endorsed by the NSW Liberal party’s right faction to replace Arthur Sinodinos, who is moving to Washington to become the next US Ambassador.

But he’ll still have to compete against three other men vying for the position: former federal MP Peter Hendy, former Liberal party state director Richard Shields and Sydney surgeon Michael Feneley.

Erin Molan tells Steve Price she hopes those voting remember the incredible amount of votes her father received in the last election.

“I’m obviously his daughter so anything I say you take with a grain of salt and dad can’t comment himself at this stage.

“But look, I think it’s a fabulous decision by them. I think you need to look at what over 137,000 Australians did at the last election and it was a record number of below-the-line votes for anyone in Australian politics.

“I think that means that he’s absolutely entitled to be in the running for this position.”

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There will be a final vote to determine who will replace Senator Sinodinos on November 10.


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