Example sentences for: influence-peddling

How can you use “influence-peddling” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Most pundits agree that the revelation of John McCain's influence-peddling letter to the FCC has hurt his campaign, although several--including Paul Gigot (PBS's NewsHour With Jim Lehrer ) and Tucker Carlson (CNN's Late Edition )--think that McCain is just defending his constituents, as he was elected to do.

  • , are looking like Jimmy Stewart's nightmare vision of Bedford Falls in It's a Wonderful Life . The stench of influence-peddling suffuses some state governments where gambling rules.

  • Attorney General Janet Reno requested an independent counsel to check out influence-peddling and illegal fund-raising allegations against Labor Secretary Alexis Herman . The Washington Post said Reno's decision proves she is not covering up for President Clinton.

  • He was on the cover of Time-- making a phone call from his limousine--as the symbol of the influence-peddling excesses of the 1980s.

  • If we consider, for a moment, that the primary aim behind reform is the reduction of influence-peddling, then we can look at the present campaign system as a political-influence market: people making payments in return for policy favors.


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