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  • n. A minor railway station at which a train would stop if requested

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  • v. tour the country in order to solicit votes for an election

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  • A whistlestop or whistlestop tour is a style of political campaigning where the politician makes a series of brief appearances or speeches at a number of small towns over a short period of time. Originally, whistlestops were conducted from the caboose of a locomotive.

    January 22, 2008