Translation of ward heeler in Spanish:

ward heeler

esbirro, n.

Pronunciation /ˈhiːlər//ˈhiːlə(r)/

noun

US
derogatory, informal

  • 1

    (de un político local) esbirro masculine
    • The power of many local officials and ward heelers throughout history was largely based on delivery.
    • In return, ring politicians rewarded district flunkies with patronage positions, even as district proprietors listed ward heelers on their employment roles.
    • Expelled from school after sixth grade as incorrigible, he became a ward heeler for the Jersey City Democratic machine.
    • 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.’
    • 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.
    • As a politician, Lelyveld is a benevolent ward heeler.
    • The people in these organizations - from party leader to ward heeler to precinct captain to loyal voter - mattered.