a person who arranges to obtain favors, as government contracts, from high officials on behalf of others for a fee.
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Origin of influence peddler
An Americanism dating back to 1945–50
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Examples from the Web for influence peddler
Romney outright called Gingrich an influence-peddler, a charge that draws extra blood because it is exactly true.