1(de un político local) esbirro masculine
- The people in these organizations - from party leader to ward heeler to precinct captain to loyal voter - mattered.
- In return, ring politicians rewarded district flunkies with patronage positions, even as district proprietors listed ward heelers on their employment roles.
- The candidate (a man, generally) begins a speech that has been worked on by his handlers, the one designed to please the fat cats and ward heelers - i.e., the ‘special interests.’
- As a politician, Lelyveld is a benevolent ward heeler.
- Expelled from school after sixth grade as incorrigible, he became a ward heeler for the Jersey City Democratic machine.
- The power of many local officials and ward heelers throughout history was largely based on delivery.
- Jeb missed his calling as a ward heeler, who could raise the dead to vote every four years.
- He was like the party boss or ward heeler - but he carefully avoided any pretense or delusion of wanting to be the elected official.
- Moreover, the Democratic Party itself had changed, largely as a result of skilled African-American ward heelers that set out to transform the party from the ground up.
- At the same time, Leo also had a second career as a kind of Newark ward heeler, delivering the Polish vote to Republican candidates.