from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person who exerts strong political or economic influence, especially by virtue of the individuals and votes he or she controls.
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- n. A person or group having the ability to influence important decisions, especially in public policy, politics, and business.
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- n. a person who is important by virtue of the people or votes they control
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I talked with Roz Wyman, the veteran Democratic power broker who as a young city councilwoman had famously brought the Dodgers to Los Angeles.