Clive Palmer set to seek Senate seat

By AAP Newswire

Businessman Clive Palmer will contest a Senate seat in Queensland rather than seeking to re-enter the lower house.

Mr Palmer, who is bankrolling a national campaign by the United Australia Party, had weighed up a tilt at the north Queensland seat of Herbert.

But AAP understands Mr Palmer will run for the Senate and the party will name another candidate for Herbert on Thursday, ahead of the May 18 federal election.