front-runner front-runner


  • (n) a competitor thought likely to win



  1. In a wide-ranging conversation, the Iowa front-runner addresses his foreign policy miscues, his style of leadership and his bristling reaction to Mitt Romney's attacks.
  2. As head of Thailand's oldest political party, the Democrats, Abhisit has emerged as an early front-runner in elections slated for December.
  3. Mitt Romney, the front-runner in Iowa and New Hampshire, was a liberal when he ran for the Senate from Massachusetts and a moderate when he ran for Governor.


  1. Hillary Clinton’s presidential chances get a Midwest boost

    Sen. Claire McCaskill publicly backed a super PAC called “Ready for Hillary” that wants to land the Democratic presidential nomination for the former senator from New York. Another former senator — Elizabeth Dole, wife of Bob — called Hillary Clinton the “front-runner” on CBS.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: The Kansas City Star

  2. Christine Quinn Really Doesn’t Want to Talk About Anthony Weiner

    City Council Speaker and mayoral front-runner Christine Quinn doesn’t want to discuss the controversy surrounding her opponent Anthony Weiner’s reaction to a homophobic slur–no matter how many times she’s asked. “No comment,” said Ms. Quinn’s campaign spokesman when asked for Ms. Quinn’s response to a statement sent by two of her supporters–Assemblywoman Deborah Glick and State Senator Brad ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The New York Observer

  3. Sources: Ackerman in talks to lead Big East

    Former WNBA president Val Ackerman has emerged as the front-runner for the new Big East commissioner's job, multiple league and industry sources told
    on June 21, 2013     Source: ESPN

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