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 n.— «The Transportation Department has said it did not engage in grassroots lobbying. But Thomas Susman, an attorney at Ropes & Gray in Washington and co-author of “The Lobbying Manual,” said contacting governors—who are called “grasstops,” in lobbying parlance—is usually considered grassroots lobbying.» —“How the White House Worked to Scuttle California’s Climate Law” by Zachary Coile World Prout Assembly Sept. 25, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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