party boss


: the person with the most power in a political party or one branch of a political party
During the campaign, no one was willing to stand up to the party boss.

Examples of party boss in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On the other side of this power struggle within the Alabama Democratic Party are party boss Joe Reed and his ally, party chairman Randy Kelley. Kyle Whitmire, al, 6 May 2023 Primary system was the reform more than a century ago to end the party boss system. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 17 July 2023 In a tweet after the decision, Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed thanked those who had made the victory possible, including his father, Democratic party boss Joe Reed. Kyle Whitmire |, al, 14 June 2023 As former party boss of China’s innovation hotbeds of Jiangsu and Shanghai, Li has cast himself as a friend of private and international businesses as well as an emerging-technology enthusiast. Lily Kuo, Washington Post, 13 Mar. 2023 Monovithya Kem, deputy director of public affairs at the CNRP, tweeted their party boss had also been barred from politics for life and was banned from communicating with anyone except for family members. Teele Rebane, CNN, 3 Mar. 2023

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“Party boss.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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