May 8, 2014 9:23 am

Hudak sticks to ‘million jobs’ message despite ‘dodgy’ bus nickname

Progressive Conservative provincial election bus.

Sean Mallen/Global News

TORONTO – Journalists who follow Ontario’s political leaders around have a tradition of coming up with clever names for the campaign buses, such as “Wynnebago” for Premier Kathleen Wynne’s bus.

The handful of reporters on Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak’s media bus liked the name Dodge Caravan – because of the way he responds to questions – but were reluctant to adopt it because it came from a journalist on one of the other campaigns.

Hudak happened to be riding with the reporters when they agreed Dodge Caravan just might stick, and after a loud groan he offered to take two more questions each day but admitted the answers would still be “one million jobs.”

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Hudak insists there is only one issue in the June 12 election – the need to create new jobs – and he manages to get that idea into virtually ever answer he gives, regardless of the question asked.

The PC leader usually rides around in an SUV, but decided to spend time talking to reporters on the Tory bus as it returned to Toronto on Wednesday night after its first day on the road.

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