political campaign

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Noun1.political campaign - a race between candidates for elective officepolitical campaign - a race between candidates for elective office; "I managed his campaign for governor"; "he is raising money for a Senate run"
race - any competition; "the race for the presidency"
campaign for governor, governor's race - a race for election to the governorship
senate campaign, senate race - a race for election to the senate
2.political campaign - the campaign of a candidate to be electedpolitical campaign - the campaign of a candidate to be elected
whistle-stop tour - a tour by a candidate as part of a political campaign in which a series of small towns are visited; "in 1948 Truman crossed the country several times on his whistle-stop tours"
crusade, campaign, cause, drive, effort, movement - a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort"
front-porch campaign, front-porch campaigning - a campaign in which the candidate makes speeches but does not travel; "William McKinley's dignified front-porch campaign won him the presidency in 1896"; "her approach was the opposite of a passive front-porch campaign"
hustings - the activities involved in political campaigning (especially speech making)
whispering campaign - the organized dissemination of derogatory rumors designed to discredit a candidate
stumping - campaigning for something by making political speeches (stump speeches)
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The summer weeks dragged by, and then the political campaign opened-- opened in pretty warm fashion, and waxed hotter and hotter daily.
The chairman was still more worried when the monster torchlight procession came off, with the members of the Doyle Republican Association all in red capes and hats, and free beer for every voter in the ward--the best beer ever given away in a political campaign, as the whole electorate testified.
Seal's outburst and pointed out, with historical illustrations, that such reverses had happened in every political campaign of any importance.
Mann has also consulted to numerous political campaigns, including service as Vice President of the Indiana Right to Life, and Director of the group's Political Action Committee where he worked with over sixty thousand pro-life businesses, churches and individuals to support pro-life candidates and issues.
Few taxpayers will be surprised to learn that the colony's owner was a major contributor to Brown's political campaigns.
Pat Robertson's American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) have helped write legislation that would fundamentally alter the tax code and the way political campaigns can be funded.
As such, Barracuda Networks did not block emails from political campaigns outright.
On Tuesday, the city Ethics Commission took up a proposal of five reforms suggested by Mayor James Hahn, but deadlocked on the most important point - banning city contractors from donating to political campaigns - because it seems, well, too hard to enforce.
Churches and other non-profits are required by law to remain neutral in partisan political campaigns, and the Christian Coalition's guides are anything but neutral.
The 2004 presidential election demonstrated the importance of online communities in political campaigns, and this initiative takes that phenomenon to the next level.
All Mayor James Hahn and his airport stooges had to do was to consider the company's record rather than its $100,000 contribution to the anti- secession campaign, as well as thousands more to individual political campaigns, and awarded the contract to a company with a first-rate record.
Shays and Meehan, who have championed campaign-finance reform efforts in the House, noted that the Jones bill could lead to houses of worship funneling money to political campaigns.