Former Queensland attorney-general Jarrod Bleijie fuels speculation he will run for federal parliament
Former Queensland attorney-general Jarrod Bleijie has added to speculation he is considering running for federal politics, by refusing to comment on whether he will nominate for Mal Brough's seat on Monday.
The Liberal National Party is opening nominations for potential candidates for the Sunshine Coast seat of Fisher next week, after the incumbent Mr Brough announced he will not recontest it.
The LNP is also refusing to say whether Mr Bleijie will put himself up as a candidate for the seat.
Mr Brough resigned from the federal ministry earlier this month, citing ongoing police investigations regarding the James Ashby and Peter Slipper affair.
If he decides to nominate for Fisher, Mr Bleijie would become the third LNP MP to make a bid for Canberra.
Former deputy premier Jeff Seeney and former agriculture minister John McVeigh have already nominated for federal pre-selection in the seats of Wide Bay and Groom.
Mr Bleijie, the architect of Queensland's anti-bikie laws, declined to comment on speculation that he would follow suit on Monday when nominations open for Fisher.
State Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg wanted to speak with the member for Kawana before commenting.
"I'm reluctant about speculating on hypotheticals," Mr Springborg said.
"I haven't spoken to Jarrod, I'd prefer to speak to Jarrod first."
A spokeswoman for the LNP said the party would not be saying any more on the matter at this stage.
Source: ABC News