candidate candidate  /ˈkæn də deɪt/


  1. (n) a politician who is running for public office
  2. (n) someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.)



  1. A look at books on or by candidates running in the presidential election in 2008.
  2. What started out as a season of unusual opportunity for third-party candidates is coming to a dispiriting close.
  3. Today, a candidate must receive 270 electoral votes to win.


  1. Sheriff candidate Paul Schrader will give talk June 21 in Redlands

    Paul Schrader, a candidate for San Bernardino County sheriff, will speak when the Redlands Republican Women's Club meets June 21 at the Redlands Country Club, 1749 Garden St., Redlands.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Redlands Daily Facts

  2. Mayoral candidate wants to fight blight in Binghamton

    A candidate for Binghamton mayor says he's concerned about blight in the city.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: YNN Syracuse

  3. Candidate claims his signature was forged

    FARMINGDALE (AP) — A candidate for selectman in Farmingdale is accusing his incumbent opponent of dirty tricks. read more
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Times Record


  1. In the interview, Biden described Obama as "the first mainstream African American [presidential candidate] who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that'sa storybook, man."
    on Jan 31, 2007 By: Joe Biden Source: Truthdig

  2. "I do not believe that anyone should make promises as a candidate for president that they cannot keep if elected," McCain said to applause in a speech to a Veterans of Foreign Wars convention.
    on Apr 7, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Reuters India

  3. "Let's declare together in one voice right here, right now that Barack Obama is our candidate and he will be our president," said Clinton.
    on Aug 27, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: ABC News

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