But why is the Arab lobby, and most particularly the Saudi lobby, also powerful?
In 2002, the lobby did not endorse his run for governor, despite his Meet the Press claim to the contrary.
I chased a tight-lipped Thain as he scurried through the lobby to get back to his headquarters.
From the center of what would be the lobby, you could look up, straight up nine flights, to a vaulted glass ceiling.
That last surprising and puzzling image sent everyone out into the lobby asking, “What was that about?”
As he passed through the lobby to reach the house, Bellingham placed a pistol to his breast and fired.
The Noes were ordered by the Speaker to go forth into the lobby.
Freddy was checking out in the lobby when Tjan dropped her off at 5AM.
He shook himself and headed down the lobby toward the Earth outside.
"I can't help you any more," observed Belton to me, as we sat in the lobby of the Coates House where he was putting up.
1530s, "cloister, covered walk," from Medieval Latin laubia, lobia "covered walk in a monastery," from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German louba "hall, roof;" see lodge (n.)). Meaning "large entrance hall in a public building" is from 1590s. Political sense of "those who seek to influence legislation" is attested by 1790s in American English, in reference to the custom of influence-seekers gathering in large entrance-halls outside legislative chambers.
"seek to influence legislation," 1826, American English, from lobby (n.). Related: Lobbied; lobbying.
A group whose members share certain goals and work to bring about the passage, modification, or defeat of laws that affect these goals. Lobbies (also called interest groups or pressure groups) can be long-standing (such as minority groups struggling to have their civil rights guaranteed) or ad hoc (such as a community threatened by proposed construction of a nuclear power plant). Lobbies may use grassroots methods, such as local rallies and campaigns, to build support for their cause and often employ professional lobbyists, who testify before congressional committees and approach policymakers in all government branches. Powerful lobbies, such as the AFL-CIO and the American Legion, with millions of members, have succeeded in establishing influence in Washington, D.C.