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in kuhm buhn see

  • n  the term during which some position is held
  • n  a duty that is incumbent upon you
  • n  the office of an incumbent

  • Said he: "It's the anti-incumbency feeling.
  • Kerry may have spent the past 12 years in the Senate, but he enjoys few of the advantages of incumbency.
  • And despite Garret's advantages of incumbency, he believes he has a decent chance of unseating the Republican.
News & Articles

  • Romney wishes Hurricane Sandy ‘hadn’t happened,’ hurt campaign
    Mitt Romney has started going on cable TV, telling interviewers he wishes Hurricane Sandy “hadn’t happened” and that the storm that did $50 billion in damage also damaged his campaign. “I wish the hurricane hadn’t happened when it did because it gave the president a chance to be presidential and to be out showing sympathy for folks:That’s one of the advantages of incumbency,” Romney told CNN ...
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  • Terry McAuliffe in BusinessWeek
    Former Democratic chairman Terry McAuliffe said in an interview that his party must get a strong turnout, acknowleding "an anti-incumbency mood out there."
  • Joe Birkett in Chicago Tribune
    She has the power of incumbency and her father continues to control the flow of campaign contributions,Birkett wrote of Lisa Madigan and her father, House speaker and state Democratic chairman Michael Madigan, on his campaign Web site. "It...
  • Joe Biden in ABC News
    This memorandum addresses the matter of how we can maximize the fact of our incumbency in dealing with persons known to be active in their opposition to our Administration. Stated a bit more bluntly - how we can use the available federal machinery... John Dean Kansas City Star Mar 16, 2007 50848 68451 incumbent It's incumbent on both parties to build an atmosphere of support for negotiations, and not to complicate them," Biden said, standing alongside Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

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