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power broker

or pow·er·brok·er (pou′ər-brō′kər)
n.
A person who exerts strong political or economic influence, especially by virtue of the individuals and votes he or she controls.

power broker

n
a person with power and influence, esp one who operates behind the scenes

power broker

A person who controls a number of politicians or a large number of votes and uses this to influence political affairs.
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Noun1.power broker - a person who is important by virtue of the people or votes they control; "a power broker who does you a favor will expect you to return it"
important person, influential person, personage - a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
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The rest suffered whatever deals were cut by the power brokers downtown.
Opening his address, the president noted the presence of "Washington power brokers, celebrities, Hollywood stars, [and] Ozzy Osbourne.
Beyond the hoopla and hype of Hollywood, there are the power brokers.
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and its power brokers, led by James Hahn, collected more than $10 million to defeat secession citywide.
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Today, Risk & Insurance magazine has named 14 Willis Associates among the top 151 Power Brokers of 2007.
The Daily News was a major player in the pro-secession movement, all the while decrying the downtown power brokers who paid no attention to the Valley.
Their campaigns are often plagued by funding worries, dismissed by male power brokers and sometimes by women voters as well.
I have a lot more faith in neighborhoods and community leaders doing the right thing than the power brokers downtown,'' said Richard Katz, co- chairman of the San Fernando Valley Independence Committee.
announces today that nine of its Associates were named among the top 100 Power Brokers of 2005 by Risk and Insurance Magazine.
It appears that Los Angeles power brokers can no longer tell the difference between public money and their own money,'' Brain said.