Definition of ward heeler in English:

ward heeler

Line breaks: ward heel¦er

noun

US informal , chiefly • derogatory
  • A person who assists in a political campaign by canvassing votes for a party and performing menial tasks for its leaders.
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    • The people in these organizations - from party leader to ward heeler to precinct captain to loyal voter - mattered.
    • As a politician, Lelyveld is a benevolent ward heeler.
    • Jeb missed his calling as a ward heeler, who could raise the dead to vote every four years.

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