carpetbagger


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carpetbagger

1. a politician who seeks public office in a locality where he has no real connections
2. US a Northern White who went to the South after the Civil War to profit from Reconstruction
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On January 4, 1944, Heflin piloted the first Carpetbagger B-24 mission to drop supplies to the French Resistance, but operational progress was slow during the January-March period.
In July 1998 it fought off a conversion attempt and has drawn up battle lines against windfall seeking carpetbaggers.
The Carpetbagger blog also hosts many additional features to engage readers, from calendars to track the nominations to an Oscar-race scorecard.
Societies put up defences against carpetbaggers as queues of new customers brought branches to a standstill.
The B&B has seen a queue of carpetbaggers - speculators who lodge savings then lobby for conversion in the hope of a windfall.
I have suffered from the carpetbagger tag which the board put in the members' minds and the threat of demutualisation is a good spur but the days of conversions are long gone.
After failing to force Britain's biggest building society to change status, the carpetbaggers are eyeing cash-rich friendly societies and insurance companies.
They have rejected the carpetbaggers once before and I am sure they will do so again.
Hayden has become agitated over the carpetbagger accusations, saying he has rented an apartment in Sherman Oaks and will buy a house in the district if he is elected.
Mr Naughton-Doe has denied being carpetbagger and said he would devote any windfall payment that came his way to charity.
Hayden's opponents have tried to label him a carpetbagger for moving to the district sheerly to run for office.
These findings are timely because Nationwide's six million members are being asked to vote on whether they want a carpetbagger on the board.