Jason Modica has not given up hope of pulling off a miracle victory in the federal election but knows winning the seat from The Nationals’ Anne Webster is an uphill battle.
Mr Modica polled 8339 votes in Saturday’s count to finish as the best of the independent candidates with 10.4 per cent of the primary vote.
The Mildura deputy mayor will need preferences to fall his way to win the seat and said he would be eagerly waiting for those results to come through.
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