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hard money

noun
  1. politics (in the US) money given directly to a candidate in an election to assist his or her campaignCompare soft money
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Historical Examples

  • The government was then what it was made to be—a hard-money government.

    Thirty Years' View (Vol. II of 2)

    Thomas Hart Benton

  • The hard-money clause then went into operation at once, and who complained of it?

  • It was evident that only the hard-money woman in her put any price on the decorations.

    Aaron's Rod

    D. H. Lawrence

  • He is a hard-money Democrat, and is much impressed with the necessity of Mr. Tilden's nomination as a matter of success.

  • The vote then recurred on the repeal, and it was carried by 20 majority, all the hard-money men voting against it.