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Charm offensive, 2008

Charm offensive, 2008

Kissing babies and charming children (and their parents) is a traditional election campaign activity for politicians. Here National Party leader John Key delights a little girl at the party’s 2008 election campaign opening. Key was known for his easy manner with people, an invaluable weapon in a politician’s arsenal.

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Bryce Edwards, 'Elections and campaigns - Election campaigning', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 January 2022)

Story by Bryce Edwards, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Jul 2016