A PROTESTER has confronted Pauline Hanson, telling her she was a racist who was not welcome in Albury.
The drama unfolded as the One Nation leader was being interviewed by The Border Mail outside the Albury federal election prepolling station about 4.30pm on Thursday.
The man told Senator Hanson she was racist, to which she replied "oh go home".
He then said: "Go back, we don't want you in our town.
"We don't want you in our town Pauline, racist dogs get out
"Yeah keep smiling, keep smiling.
"We'll see if you're smiling after the election.
"You're not welcome here, racists aren't welcome here."
The man, who held his mobile phone to film, then faced off with One Nation adviser James Ashby.
"Been on the sauce have you mate, been on the sauce?" he said to Mr Ashby, referencing the staffer's comment after being caught in a television sting with the US National Rifle Association.
"Where's your guns now, where's your guns today buddy?"
Asked about the hostility, Senator Hanson said: "I didn't think Albury had people like that, I'm surprised that they have.
"The support I've received today has been very good, this is one compared to the many who have actually...said they're voting for me."
It is not the first time Senator Hanson has experienced a frosty welcome in Albury.
During a visit in 1999 she had beer thrown over her while visiting Soden's Hotel.
Senator Hanson, who was accompanied by Corowa-based Kate McCulloch, her lead NSW senate candidate on her latest visit, will travel to Deniliquin on Friday to discuss water issues.
She plans to meet Southern Riverina Irrigators chairman Chris Brooks.
Senator Hanson said she would vote for a Royal Commission into the Murray Darling Basin Plan if a proposal came to the Upper House.
"The whole thing hasn't worked, it's been a political football that's been thrown around," she said.
"We have to get it right and find the answers."
Senator Hanson said she was concerned at water becoming a commodity and wanted deals exposed.
She also believes Adelaide should be using desalinated water to ease the city's reliance on the Murray River and wants the Bradfield Scheme pursued to redirect water.
Senator Hanson criticised rival politician Clive Palmer, who is seen to be chasing the same voting bloc.
"What he is telling people, a lot of it is not the truth," she said about his claim tax cuts would not occur until 2024.