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someone who bolted from the Republican Party during the U

a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)

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THE MUGWUMP 37 Saddler Street, Durham, DH1 3NU, (0191) 386-1282.
Mutton-headed old mugwump Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is renowned for his turn of phrase, and his description of Mr Corbyn will go down as his most colourful language in this campaign.
HURRAH for Boris Johnson's mugwump and Tim Farron's spaniel.
The Mugwump media, fearful of Bryan's agrarian radicalism and disdainful of McKinley's protectionism, applauded the National Democrats.
I read an article that called one of the Republican presidential candidates a mugwump, saying he was independent politically.
Merrill Denison, Playwright and Novelist: at 81, a Renaissance for the Mugwump.
1] Although Wilkin attributes this quote to a "letter," it was collected in Waugh's Essays as "Aspirations of a Mugwump," part of a symposium in the Spectator on a general election.
CAIRO: Harry Potter fans revere the wisdom of Professor Albus Dumbledore, headmaster at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and Supreme Mugwump of the International Confederation of Wizards.
Functioning only in an economy at once pharmacological and sexual, its transformed flesh figuring the promise of transcending death through prolonging life, the Mugwump perfectly embodies the biopolitical economy in Naked Lunch.
Well, in politics and religion, I am not a mugwump, sitting on the fence with my mug on one side and my wump on the other.
This reader would have placed more emphasis on the political rottenness in a number of places--for Indiana was far from the worst example and, indeed, as Calhoun implies, was likely to have gone for Harrison even with the two parties competing with Mugwump scrupulousness.
Indeed, he recognizes that Progressivism, rooted in Mugwump politics of the late-1800s, emphasized regulation of parties and has been a driving force behind campaign finance regulation both before and after the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) was enacted, and amended primarily in the 1970s.
SO FAREWELL then, to Mr David Charters, Greatest Living Birkonian, Bard of Bidston Hill, masterly feature writer and Daily Post eminent mugwump.
A mugwump Republican in his early career, he shifted to the Democrats in 1884 but abandoned the party when it supported William Jennings Bryan and the Free Silver movement--a position he considered economically unsound.