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When a candidate for political office, runs a political campaign portraying themselves to the public as being political moderate then where the candidate actually stands on various political issues in an effort to broaden their appeal to a larger group of voters.

Upon winning the political office the candidate ran for, the new elected Politician then reveals themselves to the public to be a partisan hardliner who instead of working with both parties, toes the political party line that they are affiliated with. Often pushing for policies that the party they affiliated with wants regardless of what they pledged on the campaign trail.
Despite portraying himself as not being a partisan hardliner during the General Election campaign, Senator Smith pulled a Moderate Bait and Switch on the voters of the state that elected him and proceeded to vote in favor of policies he said he would not support on the campaign trail
by Libertatis September 18, 2016
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