Mitt Romney has managed to fend off one challenger after another, but the GOP presidential race is still too early to call.
In his 1996 reelection, Smith barely squeaked by Democratic challenger Richard Swett.
His Democratic challenger, Tom Wolf, has promised to issue a moratorium on executions if elected.
In any case, the 2010 Senate race is destined to be a vicious battle regardless of the challenger.
Everyone filled in the questionnaire three days after the challenger explosion.
The contest was obstinate, and terminated in the death of the challenger.
The challenger used a fierce Italian oath, and by it he knew that it was Pietro.
No use to think about duelling now, whoever might be challenger.
Well, gentlemen, I am not the challenger; the challenge comes from you.
Good heavens, challenger, you don't suppose you can keep out ether with varnished paper?
late 13c., "a claimant;" mid-14c., "one who makes false charges;" mid-15c., "one who disputes something, objector," from Anglo-French chalengeour (Old French chalongeor "slanderer, petitioner, plaintiff"), agent noun from challenge (v.). Specific sense of "one who calls out another in a contest" is from 1510s.