IN a move that will infuriate the Gillard camp, KRudd launched a new offensive that is set to fuel speculation he wants the top job.
In a move that will infuriate the Gillard camp, the former PM is launching a new charm offensive that is set to fuel speculation he is still touting for the top job.
Mr Rudd will today announce the winner of his controversial campaign T-shirt competition on Channel 7's Sunrise program, The Daily Telegraph reports.
The national broadcast just happens to coincide with Julia Gillard's first day of leave.
More than 1000 people swamped the competition with entries after Mr Rudd invited people to design a T-shirt for the campaign for his Brisbane seat of Griffith.
But not one of the six finalists even mentions his electorate. Instead they echo the Kevin '07 craze that first swept Mr Rudd to power.
Their slogans include "All you need is Rudd", "His name is Kevin Rudd and he's here to help" and favourite "It's our Ruddy future". Another says simply "Kevin Rudd 2013", a clear reference to Kevin '07 and a tone more reminiscent of a US presidential campaign than a that of a Brisbane backbencher.
Ironically, if Mr Rudd wins his seat he will likely be the only Queensland Labor MP left in federal Parliament.
Critics have noticed Mr Rudd's exquisitely timed media appearances this year have coincided with Ms Gillard being overseas or otherwise out of commission.
Read more at The Daily Telegraph