running mate


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running mate

n.
1. Either of a pair of candidates running together for two closely associated political offices, especially the candidate for the lesser of the two offices.
2. A companion.
3. A horse used to set the pace in a race for another horse.

running mate

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) US a candidate for the subordinate of two linked positions, esp a candidate for the vice-presidency
2. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a horse that pairs another in a team

run′ning mate`


n.
1. a candidate for an office linked with another more important office, as for the vice-presidency.
2. a horse entered in a race with another horse from the same stable.
[1865–70]
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Noun1.running mate - a nominee for the lesser of two closely related political offices
campaigner, candidate, nominee - a politician who is running for public office
Translations

running mate

n (Am) (Pol) → candidato/a alla vicepresidenza
References in classic literature ?
As with the running mate on the left, she repelled these attentions with her teeth; but when both bestowed their attentions at the same time she was roughly jostled, being compelled, with quick snaps to either side, to drive both lovers away and at the same time to maintain her forward leap with the pack and see the way of her feet before her.
News broke yesterday of the appointment of Ghana's longest-serving Finance Minister, Professor Kwesi Botchwey, as the running mate to former President John Drammani Mahama.
The source was responding to a Mirror Media report Wednesday that KMT heavyweights have suggested that Han ask the 88-year-old retired TSMC founder to serve as his running mate in next year's presidential election.
His running mate Honey Lacuna also took her oath as reelected Vice Mayor of Manila before Bersamin
He, however, ruled out the possibility of vying as Deputy President William Ruto's running mate, in the 2022 elections.
His running mate, his son Marc, was also ahead by almost 35,000 votes to reelectionist Vice Gov.
Manila Mayor Joseph "Erap" Estrada and his running mate, former representative Amando Bagatsing topped the last survey conducted by Filipino-Chinese Independent Business Coalition (FCIBC).
Umahi who made the donation in Ishielu LGA while addressing the crowd in a rally he organised to canvass for votes in the area, said he was constrained to make the donation because the posters of the APC Guber candidate and his running mate, Justin Ogodo, was not good for the image of the state.
There is even talk in Mudavadi's camp that he may pick his running mate from Uhuru's Mt Kenya bastion.
Abby filed her certificate of candidacy with her running mate Monique Lagdameo, under United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) party-list.
Dr Afif is in a three-corner contest against Akmal Nasir and Najwan Halimi, while Dr Afif's running mate Muhammad Hilman Idham will also be up against the latter's running mates Raymond Ahuar and Naqiuddin Nazrin for the PKR deputy youth chief post.
Valerie Ervin, the former Montgomery County Councilwoman, will run for governor, replacing her deceased running mate Kevin Kamenetz at the top of a Democratic ticket.<br />Ervin's website went live just before 2 p.m., announcing her candidacy.<br />"I'm announcing a run for governor of Maryland because I truly believe in the vision of Kevin and I's campaign, and I want to take it forward.