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a regularly scheduled local, state, or national election in which voters elect officeholders.
a state or national election, as opposed to a local election.
an election, which must be held at any time within five years of the last election, in which constituents elect members of the House of Commons.
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It would explain how he managed to endure the grueling primary and
campaigns last year without getting ruffled.
During the primary and
they were full speed ahead with any reservations whatsoever.
Primaries allow the extremes to typically control who each party offer up for
They have votes in the conventions, but not the
There were a couple of other candidates who were really good and would have been a lock in the
Perry's fusillades against the program have long been seen as a potentially huge liability in a
They don't seem to realize that if he wins the nod their movement is doomed, regardless of how the
These trends could change the trajectory of the
It may not make any difference in the
The early-state polls also show each is setting up to be a battleground in the
British Dictionary definitions for
an election in which representatives are chosen in all constituencies of a state
) a final election from which successful candidates are sent to a legislative body
US & Canadian
) (in the US) a national or state election or (in Canada) a federal or provincial election in contrast to a local election
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(...) pleased by almost any kind of thing: the result of the General Election, one's own success in...
(...) nominations; falling action (spiced with unexpected events) in the general election campaign;...
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