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Gutwein supported Mona's federal funding push

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The State Treasurer has released his correspondence with Mona in the lead up to the federal election.

Peter Gutwein told David Walsh in April he'd support a push for federal funding for the group's new exhibition centre and hotel - in an optimistic letter to the entrepreneur.

That's despite Mr Gutwein's federal Liberal colleagues running a brutal campaign against Labor's promise of $50 million to Mona.

Senator Richard Colbeck was among a chorus of Liberals describing the money as a "gift" and labelling Labor a party "only for the south", after it also promised money towards an AFL team, which the Government said would be Hobart-based.

Dividing Tasmania's north and south proved a successful election strategy from the Coalition, taking back 2 seats from the Opposition in Braddon and Bass.

Gutwein letter to Walshe