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The business, act, or practice of attempting to influence legislation or policy. For example, a lobbyist may call a legislator and urge him/her to vote for a bill that, if passed, would favor the industry or interests of lobbyist's client. Lobbying can be a lucrative business. However, a variety of rules exist in many jurisdictions to guard against the possibility that it can degenerate into bribery.


To work for or against the passage of legislation.Currently,the two strongest lobbies in the real estate industry are the National Association of REALTORS® and the American Bankers Association.They are squared off on opposite sites of legislation that would give financial institutions the right to offer real estate brokerage services.

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The three-pool model distinguishes two groups, the first and third, with lobbying determinants similar to those of occasional and habitual lobbyers in the two-pool model.
The viability of the two-pool hypothesis therefore must depend on whether the partition it implies is consistent with a plausible economic explanation of why habitual lobbyers should act differently than occasional lobbyers.
Habitual lobbyers are more "steel-focused" than occasional lobbyers.
Habitual lobbyers, being larger and more focused in the steel industry, have good reasons to initiate lobbying.
Habitual lobbyers are larger and less diversified steel firms and account for the lion's share of lobbying.