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carpetbagger in Politics topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcarpetbaggercar‧pet‧bag‧ger /ˈkɑːpətˌbæɡə $ ˈkɑːrpɪtˌbæɡər/ noun [countable]  1 PPsomeone from the northern US who went to the southern US after the Civil War in order to make money, especially in a dishonest way2 someone who moves to a different place to try to be politically successful – used to show disapproval3 British English someone who opens an account at a building society because they think that the building society will soon become a bank, and then they will receive money or shares in the bank
Examples from the Corpus
carpetbaggerNeither Royal Liver nor any of the other friendly societies has taken any action so far to deter carpetbaggers.The bad news for carpetbaggers is that Liverpool Victoria changed its membership criteria in June.