A UK term for a focused interest and expertise in a medically qualified doctor in addition to his or her specialty, as would be an anaesthetist with a special interest in pulmonary hypertension. Special interests may be developed by the doctor even in absence of a recognised sub-specialty.
Nader accepted the invitation, promising to use the California platform to expose "the corrosive impact of special-interest money" and to build "a catalyst for the creation of a new model for electoral politics."
Some retailers could say: 'That is a little too specialized for my audience.' " Joe Pagano, merchandise manager in charge of home video for Best Buy, said that, although special-interest tapes generally are strongly performing, documentaries in particular "are not a significant part of our business." Documentaries -- and how-to tapes -- constitute less than 1 percent of Best Buy's video business, according to Pagano.
More and more narrowly defined special-interest groups are springing up in Washington, complete with a full array of lobbyists, lawyers, influence peddlers, and PACs, to defend and improve upon their government subsidies, tax breaks, trade preferences, and rigged deals.