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.
Among the political campaign activities that are not tax deductible to individuals are:
begins this analysis of political campaign communications by defending the importance of the topic and by presenting the functional theory that underpins his research, which is based on the assumption that voting is a comparative act and thus candidates must distinguish themselves from opponents through political campaign messages that establish candidate preferability through the functions of acclaiming, attacking, and defending in terms of both policy and character.
But for the LAUSD honchos to think it's OK to let the public pick up the tab for what essentially amounts to a political campaign against reform is dead wrong.
Even activities that encourage people to vote for or against a particular candidate on the basis of nonpartisan criteria violate the political campaign prohibition of section 501(c)(3).
It is difficult to tell whether or not your money has been received by the political campaign or a phisher, as there are no deliverable goods.
The political campaign is one of the most important and least understood organizations in contemporary political life.
AU and the Triangle Foundation say Combs clearly crossed the line into forbidden intervention in a political campaign.
If his purpose was as innocent as he says, he should have gone public from the outset, disclosing who was giving him the money and how it was being spent - just like every other political campaign does.
Since the 1950s, the federal tax code has provided an exemption from federal income taxes for nonprofits of all types as long as they don't "participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office.