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Incumbent

Meanings and phrases

incumbent

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. lying or leaning on something else
  2. necessary (for someone) as a duty or responsibility; morally binding
  3. currently holding an office

incumbent

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the official who holds an office; officeholder

incumbent on

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. morally binding or necessary

against incumbent

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He considered running for governor in 1990 against incumbent Gov.
  • He ran against incumbent Republican Raúl Labrador and Democrat Jimmy Farris.
  • Five challengers qualified to run against incumbent council member Chris Cate.

defeated incumbent

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He defeated incumbent Democrat, William H. West.
  • He defeated incumbent Michael Avery 55%–44%.
  • He defeated incumbent Republican Senator Tom Sawyer by 280 votes.

incumbent mayor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • His opponent was incumbent mayor James Harper.
  • In 1967 Tanzler ran against incumbent mayor Lou Ritter for the Democratic nomination.
  • The mayoralty was an open seat, as incumbent mayor Matt Brown was not running for re-election.

defeating incumbent

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The Republicans only gained one seat by defeating incumbent Daniel F. Steck (D-IA).
  • Williams was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1946, defeating incumbent Democratic U.S.
  • Clark was first elected to the Assembly in 2008, defeating incumbent Republican J.A.

incumbent president

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Gavin was the first incumbent president to be defeated by an independent challenger.
  • 92% of the coverage on the six main TV channels were dedicated to the incumbent president.
  • The incumbent president, Alexander Lukashenko, was one of the candidates running for office.

against the incumbent

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Joyal led the newly formed MAG and ran for mayor against the incumbent, Jean Drapeau.
  • Their first game in the league was against the incumbent league champions, Badalona Dracs.
  • On 8 May 1898 Giacobbi ran for election as deputy of Corte against the incumbent Luce de Casabianca.

defeated the incumbent

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He defeated the incumbent, Russell Fillner.
  • He defeated the incumbent 54%-46% in the Democratic primary.
  • Congressman Reuben E. Fenton and Speaker Thomas G. Alvord defeated the incumbent Gov.

lost to incumbent

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He lost to incumbent Thomas J. Buckley 59% to 40%.
  • He lost to incumbent Edward J. Cronin 56% to 43%.
  • He lost to incumbent Edward J. Cronin 53% to 46%.

incumbent governor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • At age , DeSantis is the youngest incumbent governor of a U.S. state.
  • Andrey Vorobyov, the incumbent governor, was re-elected for a new term.
  • In Connecticut, the incumbent governor's party is listed on top of the ballot.

defeating the incumbent

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • She won the NRM political party primary by defeating the incumbent, Florence Naiga.
  • Three new Labour councillors were elected, defeating the incumbent independent Councillor Catherine Dobson.
  • He was elected in the 2006 provincial election, defeating the incumbent Progressive Conservative Gary Hines with 46.39% of the vote.

won by incumbent

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Ohio was won by incumbent President George W. Bush by a 2.1% margin of victory.
  • Texas was won by incumbent President George W. Bush by a 22.9% margin of victory.
  • Florida was won by incumbent President George W. Bush by a 5.0% margin of victory.

challenged incumbent

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Covey unsuccessfully challenged incumbent Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard in 2016.
  • In 1964, Blatt challenged incumbent Republican Senator Hugh Scott, who was seeking a second term.
  • After winning the Democratic nomination, Tedesco challenged incumbent county executive Kathleen Donovan.

current incumbent

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • District 9: This is a new seat, with no current incumbent.
  • District 96: This is a new seat, with no current incumbent.
  • District 87: This is a new seat, with no current incumbent.

defeated by incumbent

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • FitzGerald was defeated by incumbent Republican Gov.
  • He was defeated by incumbent Liberal MP Peter Slipper.
  • After a hotly contested campaign, he was defeated by incumbent New Democratic Party Member of Parliament Wendy Lill.
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