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‘Bring home gold please’: Labor captain’s pick faces battle to hold on to Hunter

Daniel Repacholi supporters say his working-class credentials will win back voters, but others argue Labor has anointed a caricature

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There were clues, back in July, that the veteran federal MP had already landed a succession plan for his prized Labor seat of Hunter.

As the Olympics finally got under way in Tokyo, Fitzgibbon gave a special shoutout to the shooter Daniel Repacholi – “Big Dan Reps” – who was competing in the 10-metre pistol event.

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