In fact, one of the appealing things about Cain the campaigner is that he seems to be having fun.
Fouad Abaza, a Shafiq campaigner in the Nile Delta, listened on the radio to the press conference in Cairo, cheering along.
Those closest to her thought she had lost her effectiveness as a campaigner.
1640s, "operation of an army in the field," from French campagne "campaign," literally "open country," from Old French champagne "countryside, open country" (suited to military maneuvers), from Late Latin campania "level country" (source of Italian campagna, Spanish campaña, Portuguese campanha), from Latin campus "a field" (see campus). Old armies spent winters in quarters and took to the "open field" to seek battle in summer. Extension of meaning from military to political is American English, 1809.
1701, from campaign (n.). Political sense is from 1801. Related: Campaigned; campaigning.