The Ipswich mayoral by- election to be conducted tomorrow has heralded the apogee of dirty gutter level campaigning. How low can it go? Clearly, there were genuine issues raised regarding the Crime and Corruption Commission’ ongoing inquiries into the activities of the former mayor. But then we saw the gutless sprays under parliamentary privilege by the Member for Cairns, Rob Pyne. His behaviour damages sitting councillors and has been of no help to anyone interested in a fair by-election campaign.