What is candidate?

  • (noun): A politician who is running for public office.
    Synonyms: campaigner, nominee
    See also — Additional definitions below

Candidate

A candidate, or nominee, is the prospective recipient of an award or honor, or a person seeking or being considered for some kind of position; for example:

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Pedro Rosselló - Political Career - Senator (2005–2008) - 2008 NPP Governor's Candidacy Primary
... delegates unanimously acclaimed him as the party's candidate for Governor ... before the votes were completely tallied proclaiming Fortuño as the next gubernatorial candidate of the party ... and would not be campaigning for any candidate, committing to complete his term as senator, which he did on December 31, 2008 ...
National Advancement Party
... In the 1990 and 1995 elections its presidential candidate was Álvaro Arzú who won in 1995, becoming Guatemala's 32nd president (1996–2000) ... Óscar Berger ran as the party's presidential candidate in the 1999 Guatemalan General Election becoming the runner-up in 1999 ... going to run as the party's presidential candidate in the 2003 Guatemalan General Election ...
Unpledged Elector
... has not pledged to support any particular presidential or vice presidential candidate, and is free to vote for any candidate when elected a member of the Electoral College ... the 19th century almost always agreed in advance to vote for a particular candidate — that is, they are said to have been pledged to that candidate ... however, several elections were contested by unpledged electors, who made no pledge to any candidate before the election ...
Disapproval Voting - Disapproval Expression in Other Voting Systems
... Russia and several other countries of the region allow voters to vote "against all" candidates. 2000, some commentators suggested that the ability to approve of a candidate, but disapprove of his or her party affiliation or elements of his or her platform, might be quite important, and that satisfaction of ... informal level, where voters found a way to approve of the candidate, while disapproving of party and platform - and of his key opponent, George W ...
Favorite Son
... party conventions, a state delegation sometimes nominates and votes for a candidate from the state, or less often from the state's region, who is not a viable candidate ... The technique allows state leaders to negotiate with leading candidates in exchange for the delegation's support ... Since nationwide campaigns by candidates and binding primary elections have replaced brokered conventions, the technique has fallen out of use ...

More definitions of "candidate":

  • (noun): Someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.).
    Synonyms: prospect

Famous quotes containing the word candidate:

    I have the greatest aversion to being a candidate on a ticket with a man whose record as an upright public man is to be in question—to be defended from the beginning to the end.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    A candidate once called his opponent “a willful, obstinate, unsavory, obnoxious, pusillanimous, pestilential, pernicious, and perversable liar” without pausing for breath, and even his enemies removed their hats.
    —Federal Writers’ Project Of The Wor, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    Hear, then, a mortal Muse thy praise rehearse,
    In no ignoble verse;
    But such as thy own voice did practise here,
    When thy first-fruits of Poesy were given,
    To make thyself a welcome inmate there;
    While yet a young probationer,
    And candidate of Heaven.
    John Dryden (1631–1700)