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lobby against something

to solicit support against something, such as a piece of legislation or a government regulation. We sent a lot of lawyers to the state capital to lobby against the bill, but it passed anyway. They lobbied against the tax increase.
See also: lobby

lobby for something

to solicit support for something among the members of a voting body, such as the Congress. Tom is always lobbying for some reform bill or other. The manufacturers lobbied for tax relief.
See also: lobby
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1) (2) Lobbyers Nonlobbyers Variables N Mean N Mean [LobbyDV.
First, lobbying requires large, upfront investments in intangible assets, such as political connections, professional lobbyers, lawyers, and knowledge of political and legal procedures and channels.
In short, lobbying can induce further lobbying, and firms can become "habitual" lobbyers, who essentially supply lobbying inelastically.
Occasional lobbyers lobby in response to negative changes in firm performance and to reductions in competitiveness.
Our premise is that there may be habitual lobbyers and occasional lobbyers.
That is, habitual lobbyers have a more inelastic lobbying tendency than occasional lobbying firms.