A Bendigo councillor known for posting a horrific image of female genital mutilation in an attempt to win an online argument will run for the Senate seat of Victoria with Pauline Hanson's One Nation.
Chapman is a staunch opponent of a proposed mosque being built in the regional Victorian city and attracted media attention last year by attending rallies led by racist groups.
The announcement was welcomed by supporters on Pauline Hanson's Facebook page.
Elise Chapman has asked for donations to her campaign and thanked her supporters with this incredibly dank meme on her Facebook page.
Alexandra Lee is a politics reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney, Australia.
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