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.
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.
For weeks now, Raila has been planning how to revamp ODM as a formidable political machine amid vicious squabbles in NASA.
She and her supporters said she was innocent and was persecuted as part of an effort to dismantle the political machine of her brother, former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, a telecommunications tycoon.
He considers the facts regarding Thomas More's account alleging that Richard murdered his nephews, as well as claims that he was an innocent victim of the Tudor political machine, and suggests directions for new research about the question.
The story is about Tammany Hall and how a Jeffersonian political club became the notorious political machine of Boss Tweed fame.
The Fight: A Secret Service Agent's Account of Security Failings and the Political Machine comes from an author who served in the Secret Service under three Presidential administrations, and discusses security problems and what caused him to leave the Secret Service at the top of his profession in pursuit of political office.
That is exactly what the AKP is -- an effective political machine.
IT is with sadness that I have witnessed the political machine kick in over the Middlesbrough mayoral election.
Lebanon's political machine has ground to a halt because of Hizbullah's refusal to accept any compromise on presidential candidates.