Bill Glasson's design for Kevin Rudd's 2013 election T-shirt.

Bill Glasson's design for Kevin Rudd's 2013 election T-shirt.

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd's Griffith opponent has weighed into his 2013 election T-shirt competition, suggesting it should say "Where's Kevin?".

Liberal National Party candidate for Griffith Bill Glasson, the former head of the Australian Medical Association, said voters had had enough of Mr Rudd "talking about himself".

He accused Mr Rudd of being a "fly-in fly out" politician because of his regular guest speaking roles in Beijing, London, New York, London, Mumbai and Washington in the past six months.

Kevin Rudd

Kevin Rudd Photo: Penny Bradfield

Mr Rudd's office said the former prime minister was in Washington to deliver a speech to the Brookings Institute about the role of the US, China and Australia in the Asian century.

Mr Rudd spent more than $340,000 on overseas travel between January and June 2012, even though he resigned from the ministry in February.

Mr Rudd yesterday released his 2013 election campaign T-shirt, with "It's our Ruddy Future" emblazoned across the front and appeared on television.

The winning entry in the Kevin Rudd re-election T-shirt, as shown on Channel 7's <i>Sunrise</i>.

The winning entry in the Kevin Rudd re-election T-shirt, as shown on Channel 7's Sunrise.

However, Dr Glasson released his own version of Mr Rudd's T-shirt late yesterday, suggesting the slogan should instead be "Where's Kevin?" on the front, with the world cities New York, Beijing, London and Berlin on the back.

Beneath these cities is "Griffith", with a line ruled through it.

Dr Glasson said Mr Rudd was spending less and less time in his own electorate and said the "Ruddy future" had become a "muddy future" for the Griffith electorate.

“He's certainly the invisible man when it comes to Griffith, where he has been the ultimate fly-in, fly-out representative, more often out than in,” Mr Glasson said.

He said he respected Mr Rudd as a former prime minister of the country, but said he focused too much on himself and too little on his electorate.

"I think the people of Griffith are sick of that. We have moved beyond that. We want to know what Mr Rudd and what Dr Glasson can do for us in the Griffith electorate as the members if they win the electorate," he said.

Mr Rudd holds the seat with a margin of about 8.5 per cent.

Dr Glasson said Mr Rudd's new T-shirt announcement was the last straw.

"Yet another focus purely on Rudd himself and not on the people," he said.

"We are here for the people, not here for ourselves and with the greatest respect to him, if you are running around the country being the de-facto foreign minister, when in fact he should be at home."

Dr Glasson said voters had already spoken to him about Mr Rudd being away so frequently.

"They want to see their representative of Griffith concerned about them, the people of Griffith," he said.

Mr Rudd issued a reply from Washington last night.

“Dr Bill Glasson, as a former head of the AMA continues after three months to have one core policy challenge to answer – does he support the axing of 4140 jobs from the Queensland health service?" Mr Rudd said.

He referred to a reply Dr Glasson gave on September 21, when he spoke in support of Premier Campbell Newman's public service job cuts.

"And locally, does Dr Glasson support Mr Abbott's plan of sacking all 75 workers at the Medicare Local that services the people of Griffith?” he said.