Nonetheless, Iowa is where the action is right now, the front line of retail politics.
We spent a lot of time on retail politics and fought for every one of those votes.
But the Senate hopeful plans an upstate tour this month, the kind of retail politics at which the family has long excelled.
a type of political campaigning in which the candidate focuses on local events and meeting individual voters
Retail politics is the old-fashioned shaking hands and kissing babies.
orig referred to buying votes
informal; sing. or pl.