a person who tries to influence legislation on behalf of a special interest; a member of a lobby.
- lob·by·ism, noun
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How to use lobbyist in a sentence
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.The first state to pass a law protecting police accused of misconduct may also be the first to repeal it. | Ovetta Wiggins | February 9, 2021 | Washington Post
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.Sea-level rise is ‘the hidden threat’ for Anne Arundel waterfront homes | Selene San Felice | January 26, 2021 | Washington Post
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.Mark B. Sandground Sr., Machiavellian divorce lawyer, dies at 88 | Bart Barnes | January 11, 2021 | Washington Post
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.The Nursing Home Didn’t Send Her to the Hospital, and She Died | by Sean Campbell | January 8, 2021 | ProPublica
A lot of lawyers and lobbyists will earn their retirements from this one.Facebook has gone from tech darling to Darth Vader | Alan Murray | December 10, 2020 | Fortune
lobbyist Lloyd Hand, a former aide to Lyndon Johnson, flitted from conversation to conversation.Kissy-Face The Nation: Washington’s Power Elite Smooch Bob Schieffer | Lloyd Grove | November 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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.In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim | Frances Hodgson Burnett
The successful lobbyist demands and receives for his services larger pay than the salary of congressmen.Monopolies and the People | D. C. Cloud
George W. Ball was, for several years, a registered lobbyist in Washington, representing foreign commercial interests.The Invisible Government | Dan Smoot
If that is your idea, I give you fair warning that I will oppose your claims with all the arts of the lobbyist.One Day's Courtship | Robert Barr
British Dictionary definitions for lobbyist
a person employed by a particular interest to lobby
- lobbyism, noun
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