Carpetbagger in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Carpetbagger

a political candidate who seeks election in an area where they have no local connections

Examples of Carpetbagger in a sentence

Because he knows no one in a leadership position in the district, people think it highly unlikely that the local carpetbagger will be able to pull off the election.  🔊

The fund-manager turned carpetbagger is convinced that his intelligence and financial track record would help him secure a legislative seat even though he wasn’t from the area.  🔊

Locals look down on Mr. Rolfe since they saw him as a carpetbagger and opportunist who only came to the South after reconstruction because he was looking for a come up.  🔊

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