Party leader vs. former auditor general
The fight for Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi is sizing up to be a battle between two high-profile candidates.
The incumbent for the district is New Democratic Party Leader Lorraine Michael, while the high profile contender is former Auditor General John Noseworthy.
Noseworthy was the auditor general who broke the House of Assembly spending scandal in 2006.
The report embarrassed all three of Newfoundland and Labrador's political parties and aided in sending four MHAs to prison for their roles in the scandal.
Now that Noseworthy is retired, he's campaigning for the Progressive Conservatives.
"I think I have a lot of offer. As the auditor general I was very familiar with all government departments, systems and practices and everything else," said Noseworthy.
Michael, who defeated her closest opponent by 927 votes in the 2007 election and PC Jerome Kennedy by 373 votes in the 2006 by-election, has a straightforward message.
"I think everybody in our society needs to know that we care for each other," said Michael.
Michael said she doesn't think being party leader will hurt her chances of re-election.
"Even though I may not be at their door that day, they see me in the media and they know that I am speaking out on concerns that they have," said Michael.
Running for the Liberals is Drew Brown who is a freelance writer and graduate student in Political Science at Memorial University.