cumbent

cumbent

(ˈkʌmbənt)
adj
lying down; recumbent
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Proportion of votes cast in favor Probability of re- of the incumbent election of the in- candidate [2] cumbent candidate [3] Treatment no.
PHOTO District attorney challenger John Lynch, left, and in cumbent Gil Garcetti field questions at a candidates forum.
Even if a large part of the increase recorded for these four candidates was undoubtedly due to the incumbency effect - with two exceptions, NDP in cumbents ran well ahead of their party swing in 1999 [9] - a portion of the increase was certainly due to the efforts of the "Make Your Vote Count" campaign.