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- informal term for politician
- ‘Pennsylvania's GOP politicos have taken the art of line-drawing to a whole new level’
- ‘Why do Scottish politicos think ‘public ownership’ a blessing?’
- ‘Ever wish you could put the entire gaggle of right-wing pundits and politicos on a ship and send them packing to a distant land?’
- ‘Cultural elites have been replaced by officeholders and politicos, ambitious men who are part of the village bourgeoisie.’
- ‘A hardcore politico cannot use those words, even though a hardcore politico is likely to hear that song and mistakenly believe it expresses what he believes.’
- ‘Voters should send a clear message with their ballots in the December elections to all the politicos and political parties: enough is enough.’
- ‘A good bit of this is probably just wishful thinking on the part of Democratic politicos in Washington.’
- ‘I haven't seen the Republican politicos try to do anything about the erosion of the First Amendment.’
- ‘The pro-US political consensus here that's so prevalent it's almost invisible - it's just the default for career minded politicos.’
- ‘Yet here he is, waffling like politicos the world over.’
- ‘More messages are flowing to politicos from fewer people thanks to grassroots organizers.’
- ‘The politico blog is ostensibly written by the politico himself, or is at least about the politico's daily activities.’
- ‘These politicos may specialize in polling, campaign advertising, or campaign management.’
- ‘Has anyone ever calculated the follow-through rate when prominent politicos call for a Constitutional amendment?’
- ‘Maybe the politicos in the White House should have thought of that before they switched off their brains and switched on the slime machine back in July.’
- ‘The site's pro/con section is also good, with commentary and debate between two politicos on a specific issue.’
- ‘First, blog ads are a good way to alert politicos outside your district to the national importance of your race.’
- ‘Our mayoralty, in contrast, in seen as a retirement home for amusing, quirky politicos who couldn't quite hack it in the Commons.’
- ‘When a politico passed through San Francisco, he would wait outside the radio station where they were being interviewed to collect autographs.’
- ‘Tales of disrespect by GOP politicos towards blacks is common and well-known.’
Spanish and Italian, ‘politic’ or ‘political person’.
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