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After several months of what some described as a 'phony' election campaign, John Howard announced that the poll would be held on 9 October 2004. Ironically, elections the highlight of the political calendar are difficult events for cartoonists to cover. Each day of the campaign trail, cartoonists grappled with how to portray highly staged events and deal with the endless political spin.

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