As the former governor of neighboring Massachusetts, he is treated as something of a favorite son here.
It is possible the Republicans will win only Arizona on Tuesday, and that only because he is its favorite son.
Romney is considered a favorite son, having been governor of neighboring Massachusetts.
Having been adopted by the national party and by the Tea Party, can Brown remain the favorite son for both?
Crystal is a deliciously evil crime lord, and demands that Julian seek vengeance on the man who killed her favorite son.
As a punishment, he commanded Tell to shoot an apple placed on the head of his favorite son, Walter.
In both cases the favorite son of the West had won at the polls.
Lester was his son, his favorite son; it was too bad that he had not settled down in the ordinary way.
Yet that is how she received him, being a mother defending her favorite son.
His favorite son, James, had married to his mind; and money came so easy in those times!
A political figure nominated for the presidency by his or her state's delegation to the national nominating convention of a major party. Favorite sons are rarely serious candidates for the party's nomination. By nominating a favorite son, the delegation honors its nominee while delaying its commitment until the more serious contenders for the nomination can be sorted out.