'Mediocre white men' targeted by Labor bumper stickers
LABOR-branded bumper stickers taking aim at "mediocre white men" have incensed figures within the party, with warnings the polarising messaging will only encourage a "Trump-effect" and turn away voters.
The bumper stickers, which read "give me the confidence of a mediocre white man" and carried the party's colours and logo, were sold at a fundraiser at the end of June for local Labor candidate Anna York.
The event included a panel featuring Senator Jenny McAllister and state MP Jo Haylen.
Other bumper stickers were a riff on then-presidential candidate Donald Trump's infamous "nasty woman" comment about Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, but the reference to a "mediocre white man" has angered some within the party.
A senior Labor figure said the message had the potential to lose votes in key seats.