noncandidate :

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  • n  someone who has announced they are not a candidate; especially a politician who has announced that he or she is not a candidate for some political office

  • Reagan, of course, still bills himself as a noncandidate, but his protestations of late have rung increasingly hollow.
  • In Manhattan, Charles Evans Hughes demonstrated how a noncandidate's door is shut and locked.
  • The man who campaigned hardestand had the most to win or losewas a noncandidate, President Ferdinand Marcos, 50.

  • Zach Wamp in ABC News
    His strategy and the use of noncandidate status has worked very much to his advantage to this point,Wamp said. "I believe we're approaching the point at which he needs to be a candidate -- I mean full-blown, 'I am running for president,'...

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