political machine

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Noun1.political machine - a group that controls the activities of a political party; "he was endorsed by the Democratic machine"
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
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To some minds it will not appear a trivial objection, that it could tend to increase the complexity of the political machine, and to add a new spring to the government, the utility of which would at best be questionable.
Concentration of power in a political machine is bad; and and an Established Church is only a political machine; it was invented for that; it is nursed, cradled, pre- served for that; it is an enemy to human liberty, and does no good which it could not better do in a split-up and scattered condition.
You are now up against the local police and political machine. Who are you?
The judgment which can penetrate into the cabinets of princes, and discover the secret springs which move the great state wheels in all the political machines of Europe, must surely, with very little difficulty, find out what passes in the rude uninformed mind of a girl."--"Sister," cries the squire, "I have often warn'd you not to talk the court gibberish to me.
Amani National Congress Party Leader Musalia Mudavadi has assembled a team of technocrats as his new political think tanks as he aggressively musters a formidable 2022 political machine.
"She's got the Huckabee political machine, the Boozman political machine and the Trump political machine."
They said that former President of Pakistan and PPP co-chairman's arrest was among the rival attempt adding that NAB was become a political machine which was being used against opponents only.
Apparently the most important affair to be sorted is the next Tory prime minister, in the belief that this will miraculously restore the function of the party political machine. What planet are they on?
'Partly because I didn't want to be that close to the political machine and be seen to lose all objectivity.
McLaughlin had run a political machine in Garland County for 20 years, cavorting with underworld figures and giving official cover to illegal gambling.
Speaking to reporters after casting his ballot, Prayuth said, "I hope everyone helps each other by going to vote today as it's everyone's right." The election is the latest chapter in a nearly two-decade struggle between conservative forces including the military and the political machine of Thaksin Shinawatra, a tycoon who upended tradition-bound Thailand's politics with a populist political revolution.
in Business Management and is a part of the Chicago political machine, while the Republican candidate has a degree in marketing finance.