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noun as in special interest representative

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The Maryland Fraternal Order of Police has mounted a telephone and email campaign to oppose repealing the bill of rights and, with its local lodges, has hired top lobbyists Frank Boston, Gerard Evans and John Stierhoff to assist.

Bill Castelli, a lobbyist for Maryland Realtors, said he’s not against information to help property owners understand flood risks, but he is skeptical about where it comes from.

He also represented Paula Parkinson, an insurance lobbyist who claimed to have had affairs with members of Congress, amid a Justice Department inquiry in the early 1980s examining whether her alleged paramours had exchanged votes for sexual favors.

So across the country, lobbyists for hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and medical practices were working the virtual corridors of power in the first weeks of the pandemic.

A lot of lawyers and lobbyists will earn their retirements from this one.

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Lobbyist Lloyd Hand, a former aide to Lyndon Johnson, flitted from conversation to conversation.

Eric told me about a case with which a fellow lobbyist had to cope.

But first I went to Washington to talk to a lobbyist friend.

The term “lobbyist” supposedly was coined during the well-corrupted (and well-soaked) presidency of Ulysses S. Grant.

I moved to Washington in 1988 with the folk etymology of lobbyist firmly in mind.

I have been in the Legislature as a labor lobbyist for some years and I have had a little experience in such matters.

The fact was that he was a neophyte and, it was true, did not possess the qualities which make a successful lobbyist.

The successful lobbyist demands and receives for his services larger pay than the salary of congressmen.

George W. Ball was, for several years, a registered lobbyist in Washington, representing foreign commercial interests.

If that is your idea, I give you fair warning that I will oppose your claims with all the arts of the lobbyist.


On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lobbyist, such as: activist, powerbroker, influence peddler, mover and shaker, person of influence, and pressure group.

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