A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

POL

Tue, 16 Nov '21
One shaking hands and kissing babies, stereotypically
Mon, 30 Aug '21
One running for office, for short
Thu, 13 May '21
Hill figure, for short
Sat, 20 Feb '21
Campaign figure, informally
Sun, 31 Jan '21
Campaign guru