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the ability to compel a vote or favor in the political arena as a result of a previously extended favor which debt is thus repaid
An example of political capital is the ability of a chairman of a committee to garner a members vote by reminding the member of the favor of letting the member have a hearing on a bill which bill was important to the member but which bill is of no intrest to the chairman
by e rucker September 28, 2006