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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Our overseas voters are less likely to be affected by Philippine media reports, personal appeals and appearances of the candidates, and machine politics at work in various parts of the country.
Robert said that he agreed "with every word" said by former Labour MP Chris Leslie who had left because the party had been "hijacked by the machine politics of the hard left".
We need to make sure that those kinds of self-dealing and machine politics get rooted out of state government."
Former Shadow Chancellor Mr Leslie claimed Labour had been "hijacked by the machine politics of very the hard left".
Mr Leslie - a former shadow chancellor - said that Labour had been "hijacked by the machine politics of the hard left".
"I did everything I could to save it, but it has now been hijacked by the machine politics of the hard left," he added.
Mr Leslie - a former shadow chancellor - said that Labour had been "hijacked by the machine politics of the hard left", while Ms Berger said she had come to the "sickening" conclusion that the party is now "institutionally anti-Semitic".
LONDON:Seven Labour lawmakers quit on Monday over leader Jeremy Corbyn's approach to Brexit and a row over anti-Semitism, saying Britain's main opposition party had been "hijacked by the machine politics of the hard left."In a direct challenge to Corbyn, the seven centrist MPs said they were courting others from across parliament to join their group, saying "enough is enough" in keeping silent over their doubts about the Labour leader's fitness for office.
We did everything we could to save it, but it has now been hijacked by the machine politics of the hard left," lawmaker Chris Leslie told a news conference.
The MP for Nottingham East also accused Labour of being "hijacked by the machine politics of the hard left".
To be a politician in mid-century Baltimore meant succeeding at old-school Democratic machine politics. Keeping track of favours received and favours given.