Could ex-Jets boss Lazarus squeeze into the Senate?
LEAGUE legend and former Ipswich Jets coach Glenn Lazarus is on the cusp of winning a Senate seat for Palmer's United Party.
A Nielsen Poll has revealed that PUP's primary vote in Queensland is on 8%, equal with the Greens.
If that vote is repeated in the Senate then Mr Lazarus will win the final Queensland Senate spot.
"I've been on the road for nearly four weeks now and I've been getting wonderful support," Mr Lazarus said while visiting Ipswich yesterday
"People are disillusioned with the two major parties and they are looking for a genuine alternative.
"Unfortunately I have discovered that people are doing it very tough out there and they see us as a way of turning their lives around for the better.
"When people are looking at the Senate ballot the easiest way is to vote above the line and put '1' next to Palmer United, and that assures the vote will go to me."
PUP candidate for Blair Anthony Stanton said Lazarus was a good chance of edging ahead of Greens Senate candidate Adam Stone once preferences were distributed.
"Glenn would make a very good senator because he is a very down to earth family man," Mr Stanton said.
"The reason he got into politics was for his children and everybody's children. He is concerned about the future of Australia. He doesn't claim to be an academic, but we have enough academics and lawyers in the Senate now. We need people like Glenn in there who will seek ways to help Australians and their families."