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On the third ballot, Mac Kay's support reached 45% but many of his supporters were convinced that he had hit his popular peak.
Some analysts noted that the eliminated third-place challenger David Orchard drew his 25% bulk of delegate supporters largely from the Western prairie provinces.
In his first term of office, Mac Kay served as Justice Critic and House Leader for the Progressive Conservative parliamentary caucus.
Mac Kay was the PC member of the Board of Internal Economy and the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
Orchard was prepared to speak with either Mac Kay or Prentice to determine if a deal could be reached over some of the issues that he raised during the leadership campaign.
As the results of the third ballot were called, Mac Kay's campaign manager, PC Senator Noël Kinsella, hastily arranged a backroom meeting between Mac Kay, Orchard, and their campaign advisors.
Several opponents, including former PC Party Treasurer Jim Prentice, social conservative candidate Craig Chandler, and Red Tory Nova Scotia MP Scott Brison, painted Mac Kay as a status quo or "establishment" candidate who could effectively question the Prime Minister.
When asked in a 2001 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation documentary on the resurgence of the PC Party if he would ever consider running for the PC leadership, Mac Kay quipped, "If there's one thing I've learned in politics it's 'never say never.' Jean Charest taught me that." In August 2001, he was one of several PC MPs to engage in open cooperation talks with disaffected Canadian Alliance MPs in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec.
Eventually a union of sorts was created between the PCs and the newly formed Democratic Representative Caucus (DRC).
Mac Kay formally launched his leadership campaign in his hometown of New Glasgow in January 2003.
From the onset of the campaign, Mac Kay insisted that his primary goal upon assuming the leadership would be the rebuilding the fractured conservative movement from within the PC tent.