Dunno why you would enter a race if you don’t intend to run flat out to win.
But Don Nicolson – it would seem – is doing just that.
The former Federated Farmers president was confirmed as an Act Party candidate a week ago.
Nicolson will stand against Finance Minister Bill English in the Clutha Southland electorate.
He will be the party’s farming spokesman.
The Dom-Post reported at the time the candidacy was announced:
“I’m very pleased to be standing for the party,” he said.
Standing, it should be noted. But not necessarily running, at least not to win the seat.