lobbyist lobbyist  /ˈlɑ bi əst/


  • (n) someone who is employed to persuade legislators to vote for legislation that favors the lobbyist's employer


  1. When Debbie Dingell, a lobbyist for General Motors, married Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman John Dingell, she switched to an administrative position.
  2. For voters hoping to see new faces and fewer lobbyist-connections in government, Daschle's nomination will be another disappointment.
  3. Her father is Doug Rutnik, a well-known Republican lobbyist in Albany.


  1. Tuesday, June 18, 2013: Misleading OpArt, virtual therapy and Dennis Dechaine

    Posted June 17, 2013, at 5:50 p.m. On June 12, the BDN published an OpEd, “Give voters chance to end bear hunting cruelty,” written by Katie Hansberry, a lobbyist with the Humane Society of the United States.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Bangor Daily News

  2. Lobbyist reports say little on influence in Hawaii

    Lobbyist disclosures in Hawaii may be a misnomer — the records don't disclose much. Hardly any individual lobbyists reported spending even $1 schmoozing Hawaii lawmakers early in the recent legislative ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Efforts to reduce risks to kids run into a powerful foe

    Overseen by a former chemical industry lobbyist, Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection resists regulations on substances that may be harmful to children and fetuses.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Portland Press Herald


  1. "We can't afford to settle for a Washington where our energy policy, and our health care policy, and our tax policy is sold to the highest-bidding lobbyist," Obama said, and criticized Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Hillary Clinton, DN.Y.,...
    on May 3, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News

  2. "I've never done any favors for anybody -- lobbyist or special interest group -- that's a clear, 24-year record," Republican presidential candidate John McCain said a short time ago in Detroit.
    on Dec 21, 2007 By: John McCain Source: USA Today

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