power broker power broker

Definition(s):

  • (n) a person who is important by virtue of the people or votes they control

Usage(s):

  1. TechCrunch took off, and he soon found himself an accidental power broker.
  2. He wriggles in his seat at the suggestion that this makes him a power broker, pointing, with reason, to the achievements of the company's CEO, Rose Marie Bravo.
  3. How the firebrand Shi ite cleric became a major power broker in the new Iraq.

News

  1. Why N.J. Democrats are smitten with Christie

    TRENTON - Three days last week, Republican Gov. Christie appeared publicly - and glowingly - alongside Democrats. Tuesday alone, he collected endorsements in his reelection campaign from North Jersey's dominant Democratic power broker, a Democratic state senator, and five Democratic mayors.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Philly.com

  2. Most Recent Galleries:

    Lawyers for fallen power broker Harvey Whittemore, found guilty two weeks ago of violating federal... - 3:53 am
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Mason Valley News

  3. Developer Seeks New Trial In Campaign Contribution Case

    Former power broker Harvey Whittemore is seeking a new trial. In court papers Wednesday, his defense lawyers told Senior U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks that the "interests of justice" warrant the new trial. Whittemore, 59, an attorney who became a wealthy
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

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