nominee nominee  /ˌnɑ mə ˈni/


  • (n) a politician who is running for public office



  1. The most recent contested nominee was Clarence Thomas who only received a 52-48 vote in 1991.
  2. President Barack Obama applauds federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor, his nominee for the Supreme Court, in the East Room of the White House in Washington.
  3. In 1968, Republicans and Southern Democrats filibustered Abe Fortas, Lyndon Johnson's nominee to replace retiring Chief Justice Earl Warren.


  1. CIA Nominee, Like Everyone in D.C., Loves Erotica

    The surest sign yet, if you needed one, that President Obama's nominee for the CIA's number-two position is a middle-of-the-road D.C. establishment choice: She used to run an erotica reading night at a bookstore. Read more...        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Gawker

  2. Transportation secretary nominee Anthony Foxx clears Senate committee

    Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, the nominee to replace outgoing Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, has been approved by the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, clearing the way for him to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a whole.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: eTrucker

  3. Obama's ATF nominee gets Senate hearing

    Senate considers nominee to lead Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; agency's top job has been vacant for years
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CBS News


  1. "I'd be glad to help him if he's the nominee - he is very strong on national defence, he is tough fiscally, he is pro-life. His principles are sound and solid," Mr Bush said.
    on Feb 10, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Irish Times

  2. "Ms. Kagan has less real legal experience of any nominee in at least 50 years," said Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, the committee's top Republican. "It's not just that she has never been a judge. She has barely practiced law, and not with the...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Jeff Sessions Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. McCain told cheering supporters in his home state late Tuesday: "Tonight I think we must get used to the idea that we are the front-runner for Republican nominee for president of the United States."
    on Feb 5, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Kansas City Star

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