battleground battleground  /ˈbæ təl ˌɡraʊnd/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought

Usage(s):

  1. On the streets of one battleground state, one can easily witness the divisions of a nation.
  2. In all, 36 of the 50 states will allow early voting this year, including many key battleground states like Ohio and Colorado.

News

  1. WVEC anchor Janet Roach wins Emmy for election coverage

    BALTIMORE—WVEC-TV has won several Emmy awards. Anchor Janet Roach and special projects producer Charlie Hatfield were awarded an Emmy for their 2012 presidential election coverage. The pair worked on the documentary, “Battleground Virginia.” WVEC also picked up Emmys for best evening newscast and continuing coverage within 24 hours of the Virginia Beach jet crash. Saturday night was the 55th ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: 13 News, WVEC Hampton Roads

  2. Mods vs. Rockers Rally continues rivalry between bike cultures

    In the summer of 1964, the English seaside resort town of Brighton was the battleground for two rival motorcycle gangs: the Mods and the Rockers. Almost five decades later, Rockers Larry Fletcher and Martin Cimek continues the infamous ‘ Battle of Brighton ’ by hosting the 9th annual Mods vs. Rockers Vintage Motorcycle and Scooter Rally in Chicago. The relationship between the two factions has ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: WBEZ 91.5 Chicago

  3. GMO issue attracts out-of-state interest - Fri, 14 Jun 2013 PST

    OLYMPIA – In another sign that Washington will be the national battleground this fall for the fight over genetically altered foods, opponents of a ballot measure requiring those products to be labeled raised almost $1 million last month. None of it came from Washington state.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Spokesman-Review

Quotes

  1. "I think these battleground states have now closed up, almost all of them, and I believe there's a good scenario where we can win," McCain told CBS' The Early Show in an interview broadcast as the day's first voters stood in early-morning lines.
    on Nov 4, 2008 By: John McCain Source: USA Today

  2. "They call Ohio a bellwether state, the battleground state. It'sa state that knows how to pick a president and no candidate in recent history, Democrat or Republican, has won the White House without winning the Ohio primary," Clinton said in...
    on Mar 4, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Columbia Missourian

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