- to work for the success of a particular candidate, party, ticket, etc., in an election.
Origin of electioneer
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Examples from the Web for electioneering
The only remaining economic engine is electioneering—the so-called “endless campaign” will have become truly endless.Is Big Money Politics an Overblown Evil?
August 2, 2014
But the electioneering insinuations are a quick and dirty causal leap.France’s Ex-Prez Sarkozy Placed Under Formal Investigation for Corruption
July 2, 2014
In other words, the art of electioneering is stacked in favor of the Democrats.Republicans Better Mind the Modernity Gap To Catch Up to Clinton
March 3, 2014
Beside a trip to Kissimmee, Fla., his electioneering bar crawl took him last weekend to the Gators Dockside Bar in Orlando.Will Obama’s Campaign-Trail Bar Crawl Leave Mitt Romney Staggering?
September 12, 2012
"Electioneering seems to be telling on you, old lady," I remarked.The Right Stuff
As you know, electioneering in the States is rather different from what it is here.The Grell Mystery
This is why the director was so opposed to the idea of bringing me on the electioneering trip.
From the electioneering point of view, I think our journey has been a success.
He said he did not want any electioneering about the officers—'log-rolling,' my father calls it.The Boat Club
- to be active in a political election or campaign
- a person who engages in this activity
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Word Origin and History for electioneering
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