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Old October 15th, 2011, 11:17 AM
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I think most people would guess that the word "lobbyist" stems from those who advocated various positions waiting in a lobby somewhere for politicians to show up to buttonhole and jawbone.

If you think that, you're absolutely. . .right.

The question is, what specific lobby was so popular for this purpose that it became the genesis of the word?

Washingtonians please hold off answering. Let's give others a chance.
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