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Lloyd Bentsen

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[A] fellow from Texas can tell the difference between grass-roots and AstroTurf.
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Apparent 1985 coining of the term astroturfing, meaning "creating or operating fake 'grass-roots' campaigns"
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Cited in Young, Henry (2 November 2009). "Astroturf Lobbying Organizations: Do Fake Grassroots Need Real Regulation". Illinois Business Law Journal. Retrieved on 2010-03-27.

 
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