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dogged (adj) determined; stubborn.
Your dogged chase of a person is your determined running after a person, and not to giving up the chase until you catch them. Your dogged attempt to get a job is your determined effort to get the job, to keep trying to get it, and not to give up your attempts. A politician's dogged pursuit of power is their determined effort to secure power.
- The dogged attempts of the police finally yielded results. They were able to nab the criminal just when he was about to flee to Mexico.
- The dogged pursuit by Senator Johnston to be elected chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee did not succeed as his record of loyalty to the party had been poor.