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noun U.S. Politics.
a minor politician who canvasses voters and does other chores for a political machine or party boss.
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Origin of ward heeler

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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ward heeler

noun
US politics derogatory a party worker who canvasses votes and performs chores for a political bossAlso called: heeler
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