He lost Te Tai Tokerau in the 2014 election by the narrowest of margins - just 743 votes.
Now Hone Harawira is running a comeback campaign.
But does the force from the north have enough gas in the tank to get all the way to Wellington, or has too much water run under the Waihou Bridge? And will the wheels come flying off the Mana/Māori waka when they hit a parliamentary pothole?
Today Mr Harawira told Three's The Hui he remains committed to his vision of Mana Māori Motuhake.
"I can't get that with National, I can't get that with Labour, I can only get it with my brothers and sisters from the Māori Party."
Although Mr Harawira admits he still doesn't support the Māori Party's Māori land Bill, he fully supports their stance on the overhaul of CYFs and its replacement, the Ministry for Vulnerable Children/Oranga Tamariki.
"I stand alongside the Māori Party on the issue of Oranga Tamariki. It's driven by Pākehā who just sprinkled Māori words on top of it."
Mr Harawira hit the headlines again this week after telling Three's The Nation that methamphetamine dealers should be 'executed'.