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running mate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Parliaments
running mateˈrunning mate noun [countable usually singular]  PGPVOTE/ELECTthe person chosen by someone who is trying to become president, leader etc to help win an election, and be the second most important political person if they are elected
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running mateDon Nickles, R-Okla., as a running mate.He has not yet found a running mate, although he has approached several minor political figures.Kennedy chose Johnson as his running mate in the 1960 presidential election.Who is his running mate for vice-president? 16.Bob Dole would love to make Colin Powell his running mate.Perot threw his last running mate, retired Adm.Indeed she is sometimes spoken of as a possible running mate in November.Within moments of Bush's certification, Gore's running mate, Sen.
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