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unsuccessful candidate

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In January, 1861, he was an unsuccessful candidate for the mayoralty.

Later an unsuccessful candidate for attorney-general, and subsequent successful candidate and member of the United States Senate.

Those who saw the curtained howdah took it for granted that some unsuccessful candidate was returning to her home.

In 1852 he was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination for the presidency at the Whig National Convention.

In 1819 he was chosen to the senate of Ohio, and in 1822 was an unsuccessful candidate for Congress.


On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to unsuccessful candidate, such as: loser, failure, nonstarter, defeated player, and unsuccessful person.

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