The PNP’s defeated candidate for the East Portland By-Election, Damian Crawford, says he’ll not be withdrawing from politics due to Thursday’s result.

He wouldn’t say if he would return to the Senate and/or remain as PNP Caretaker for East Portland.

Mr. Crawford reflecting on his campaign says his message in Portland may have been mired due to comments he made about Member of Parliament Elect, Ann Marie Vaz.

However, he contends that commenting on her was fair in the context of similar attacks against him by the Vaz campaign.