The six lesser-known candidates in yesterday's by-election made a final effort to break the dominance of the two former senior government officials in the race, all denying they were also-rans. Stanley Chaing Chi-wai, chairman of the Lok Ma Chau-Hong Kong Freight Association, said he was encouraged by people's positive responses during his campaign. He said voters had been misled by surveys showing his support lagging far behind that of Anson Chan Fang On-sang and Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee. 'I hope Hong Kong voters can create a miracle with me - even frontrunners can lose,' he said. Mr Chaing paraded through different districts by bus, with more than 200 supporters handing out leaflets for him. Lau Yuk-shing also took to the road, using three cars to get his campaign message across. He said he was confident of securing more votes than in his last Legislative Council attempt in 2004, when with two other candidates on his list, he polled 1,824 ballots in Kowloon West. Heritage activist Ho Loy took to the government-friendly forces' stronghold of Eastern District. She said she aimed to present herself as a candidate unafraid of challenges. Distributing 80,000 copies of her platform in the form of a newspaper, she used a microphone to call on people to vote for her. Ms Ho said her campaign had allowed her to tell more people about conservation work. She forecast she would get the most votes after the two former government officials. Solicitor Jimmy Siu See-kong and his dozen-strong team performed their 'rice bowl dance' on the streets to attract attention. He said his political ideas would appeal mostly to older voters and predicted he could win more than 10,000 votes. Head of the five-member Party for Civic Rights and Livelihood of People of Hong Kong, Mr Siu said he planned to run again in next year's Legco election. The other two candidates, Cecilia Ling Wai-wan and Lee Wing-kin, kept relatively low profiles. Ms Ling distributed leaflets with about eight supporters, saying scant resources had allowed her to canvass only in certain districts. Mr Lee handed out his election literature alone at the Great Eagle Centre in Wan Chai.