In that political climate, a trade association would absolutely need to hire a highly connected Republican to run it.
The truth is that the NRA is more of a trade association that receives millions from the gun industry.
UnitedHealth used its employees and its membership in a trade association in efforts to weaken the health-care legislation.
A manufacturer's trade association tried to furnish its offices with things made in the United States.
He entered with heart and soul into the agitation, and gave a lecture every week in a political or trade association.