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 (nŏn-kăn′dĭ-dāt′, -dĭt)
A person who has announced that he or she is not a candidate, especially for political office.


(ˌnɒnˈkændɪdət; ˌnɒnˈkændɪˌdeɪt)
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) politics US a person, esp a politician, who is not a candidate for a specific political office


(nɒnˈkæn dɪˌdeɪt, -dɪt)

a person who is not a candidate for a political office, esp. one who has announced that he or she is not a candidate.
non•can′di•da•cy, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.noncandidate - 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
pol, political leader, politico, politician - a person active in party politics
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In general, however, when the cause for the ouster or vacancy arose prior the election, the second placer is deemed elected on the theory that the winner's votes are invalid for having been cast for a noncandidate.
One highly popular, famous, celebrity noncandidate is none other than the baby sister of the sitting President.
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Extended until 2018 Miller (MI) FEC authority to conduct the Administrative Fine Program, and expand program coverage to include additional reporting, such as noncandidate committees and independent expenditures S.
It's not clear what Huntsman believes he had to gain from the move, maybe some goodwill from New Hampshire voters, but he's increasingly looking like a noncandidate.
Although I intend to remain extremely active and will maintain my political blog as a noncandidate, www.
Shaw's data focus on paid television advertising and the number of visits by each of the four candidates in each race (he opts to exclude campaign visits by noncandidate supporters such as family members and other celebrities).
Such invitations will not violate the prohibition against partisan intervention as long as the candidate was invited to speak solely for reasons unrelated to the candidacy and spoke only in a noncandidate capacity.
Although Maine's public financing program has reduced the amount of private funding that candidates receive, it has generated significant noncandidate spending, particularly in competitive races where the outcome was determined by less than a twenty-point margin.
But candidate or noncandidate, Williams was definitely president for a night.
Estimates vary, but well in excess of $500 million was raised in unlimited amounts and spent by these noncandidate and nonparty groups on the election.