Pay-to-play

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Pay-to-play

Attempts by municipal bond underwriting businesses to gain influence with political officials who decide which underwriters are awarded the municipality's business.

Pay-to-Play

A practice in which a politician encourages monetary contributions in exchange for benefits for an individual or company. Paying to play may involve outright bribery, but it usually refers to more subtle payments. For example, an insurance company may make large contributions to a politician re-election war chest and the politician may then be inclined to vote in the insurance company's interest. Paying to play is often in a legal gray area. See also: Campaign Finance, Campaign Finance Reform.
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The whole purpose of this contract was to reveal any sham operations, any political operations or any pay to play, such as this wonderful PR contract that we read about in the media,'' said Browne Greene, an attorney for OFS.
The Company also continues to grow its pay to play revenues and recently launched its first update to its primary pay to play product, WarBirds, since the company moved the total operation to its North Carolina headquarters.
Roy Romer plays pay to play, Jimmy Hahn pays to play as well as the City Council and Board of Supervisors.