The events of this week make it clear that Prime Minister Scott Morrison is keen to give his Liberal Bass, Lyons and Braddon candidates the best possible chance of winning the marginal seats from Labor.
Mr Morrison chose to spend the final two days of his prime ministership in Northern Tasmania spruiking his government's budget, a $17 million jobs package and a $92 million health commitment.
Only days earlier Bill Shorten was here promoting Labor's centre point cancer health policy.
Labor's incumbent trio of Ross Hart, Brian Mitchell and Justine Keay hold their respective seats by between 1 and 5 per cent.
Not much if a swing the other way was to occur, and considering Bass has been fairly unforgiving over time by voting out MPs it considers have not done enough.
It will be interesting to see what role national policies and perceptions of both leaders plays in the race for voter support.
The Liberal Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison government has virtually followed the same line of disunity as the Labor's Rudd-Gillard-Rudd six-year tenure. And voters weren't too kind to Labor in the aftermath. Will history repeat for the Coalition?
Early opinion polls suggest Labor is the slight favourites at 52 to 48 per cent on a two-party preferred basis.
However, Mr Shorten is way behind in the poll against Mr Morrison as the preferred Kirribilli House tenant. Mr Shorten has consistently failed to cut through and earn people's trust or confidence.
In this section of The Examiner, Labor policies such as rolling back of negative gearing and the abolition of franking credits for self-funded retirees have caused conjecture.
Mr Morrison and his colleagues, on the other hand, has often been frowned upon and criticised for hardline policies on issues such as social services and immigration - painting them as a government for the elite.
It's hard to say how much influence the leader versus leader contest have in Northern Tasmania alongside worthwhile electorate commitments and candidate performances.
The next 36 days will be interesting.