Over the past few years, Fiona Phillips has been everywhere.
Her message has crowded social media so effectively, it's almost become a landmark. Her red T-shirt volunteers have been highly visible at markets, shows and parks.
More importantly, she has relentlessly doorknocked from one end of the electorate to the other since being endorsed as Labor's candidate. In many ways she seemed more present than former Gilmore MP Ann Sudmalis.
From a longstanding dairy farming family, Ms Phillips came to the 2019 election with a solid pedigree of local campaigning.
She cut her teeth in 2009 when she led a successful community campaign to save the Nowra Pool, before making a failed tilt at local government in 2012. In 2015 she unsuccessfully took on South Coast MP Shelley Hancock in the NSW election. And in 2016, she came within a whisker of snatching Gilmore from the Coalition in the federal election which saw the Turnbull government returned with a one-seat majority.
July 2016 was a watershed moment for Ms Phillips but, equally important, for the local Liberal Party. The poor electoral performance of Ann Sudmalis triggered a bitter factional battle within party ranks, which only intensified and played into Labor's hands.
As local Liberals went to war with themselves, Ms Phillips did what all successful politicians do - doorknocked, doorknocked and doorknocked some more. She appeared with a succession of high-profile Labor figures. She appeared focused while her rivals seemed mired in chaos.
Of course, that chaos came to a head when Ann Sudmalis announced her retirement and Grant Schultz was preselected, only to be dumped by the party.
The messy contest that followed, which saw the Nationals enter the fray and Schultz run as an independent, fractured the conservative vote.
The result: once again Gilmore bucked the national trend. In 2013, the Liberals lost ground during a landslide victory nationally. In 2019, Labor gained ground while it was pummelled nationally.
The lesson: Gilmore can never be taken for granted. If angered, it will happily run its own race.