The winner of Florida's primary will try to spin his way into the frontrunner's position.
The Republican frontrunner made his 2012 bid official—just as the press corps left to chase Sarah Palin's bus tour.
His current status as the frontrunner is no less controversial.
Once Obama won Iowa, Clinton immediately lost her frontrunner status.
Others hope for a real, living human being, like Clint Eastwood, who's the frontrunner of the moment.
Like Conyers, Duggan had been the frontrunner all along and was aided by a huge financial advantage.
He consulted with his family, made a through-gritted-teeth call to the frontrunner, and bowed out.
This time, Democrats have a “next in line,” while Republicans are fighting to find a frontrunner.
How will Gingrich fare in his first debate as the frontrunner?
The headline screamed across the homepage of the Drudge Report: ROMNEY NARROWS VP CHOICES; CONDI EMERGES AS frontrunner.
also front-runner, of political candidates, 1908, American English, a metaphor from horse racing (where it is used by 1903 of a horse that runs best while in the lead).
The leader in a contest, election, etc: That left as front runners Runcie and England's second-ranking churchman (1914+ fr racing)