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  1. the fact or state of running for office or of seeking a position, title, degree, etc.:

    She has announced her candidacy for the 51st seat in the Virginia House of Delegates.

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  • pre·can·di·da·cy noun

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Later, her supporters took it upon themselves to post a web page for her candidacy, asking supporters to sign on to the effort and listing the nonprofit and advocacy groups that were already on board.

Aside from Hendrickson’s strong credentials, his candidacy comes as part of United’s efforts to build a diverse candidate pool.

A candidate for county supervisor in the March primary said it wasn’t unusual to see people who opposed her candidacy posted up outside of her house during the campaign.

While Raiford has declared her candidacy for mayor against incumbent Ted Wheeler, the write-in candidate hasn’t spent much time campaigning.

Multiple voter interviews as well as recent polls in the Tar Heel state show that the sex scandal consuming Cunningham has not doomed his candidacy.

A declaration of candidacy signed by Cuomo was in the trunk of his car.

And it might be easiest of all imagining him “exploring” a candidacy for a while and then deciding the hell with it.

Rubio has his own troubles with immigration, but people close to him said he still may have a path even with a Bush candidacy.

The other person for whom a path to the nomination, let alone a candidacy, seems much less likely is Mitt Romney.

When it becomes clear that nobody else will challenge Lindbergh in the next election, Winchell announces his own candidacy.

Of course this would be in a measure opening a door to blackmailers, and make the candidacy extremely dangerous.

He did not, as we have seen, follow the example of Clay, who persistently favored his own candidacy.

Ferdinando de Medici, then a cardinal, had just failed in his candidacy for the pontificate (outwitted by that fox Montalto).

Even before the President wrote this letter, Mr. Chase's candidacy had passed out of sight.

She urged the candidacy of Mrs. Catt, although her highest ambition had always been to succeed her beloved Aunt Susan.


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