When Ian Causley retired from federal parliament in 2007 National Party loyalists believed they were gifting the seat of Page to the up-and-coming, slay-'em-in-the-aisles, pretty boy Chris Gulaptis.
However, Labor's Janelle Saffin had different ideas about that.
Gulaptis lost the election, leaving local Nationals shell-shocked. Word had it that the retired MP was not at all amused - he was gutted!.
After all, Gulaptis who had been given the official nod when he comfortably defeated Dr Sue Page for Nationals' preselection, said he felt honoured by the confidence party members had shown in him and he would work to meet their expectations.
Boy-oh-boy, he let them down in a big way!
So, the $64 question is:
Can Gulaptis do it all again and lose the Nationals family jewels in Clarence?