Texts sent out claiming independent challenger in Nationals seat has Labor backing

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Rob Priestly says he has no ALP links and lodges complaint after messages appearing to be authorised by Nationals sent to Victorian constituents of Nicholls

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Text messages claiming the independent candidate challenging the traditionally safe Nationals seat of Nicholls, Rob Priestly, has been endorsed by “Dan Andrews’ Labor party” are being sent to voters in the electorate and appear to be authorised by the Coalition junior partner.

Anna Kemp was among a number of constituents in the rural Victorian seat who received a text Monday evening which read: “You have been selected to participate in a survey by CMS Research about Rob Priestly’s endorsement by Daniel Andrews’ Labor Party.”

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