campaign against (someone or something)

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campaign against (someone or something)

1. To strongly oppose someone or something and encourage others to do the same; to fight against someone or something. Many people in our small town are campaigning against that big construction project because they feel that we don't need more stores so close to our homes.
2. To pursue an elected office against a specific opponent. I'll never win the student council presidency if I have to campaign against Caroline—she's so popular!
See also: campaign

campaign against someone or something

 
1. to crusade or battle against someone or something. Currently, I am campaigning against littering. Sarah is campaigning against crooked politicians.
2. to run one's political campaign against someone or something. I campaigned against the incumbent and won. John spent a lot of time campaigning against Sarah for class president.
See also: campaign
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Even WAPDA and railways is campaigning against us here," said PTI senior leader Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar.
The message is clear, those in opposition who are campaigning against us are themselves neck deep in corruption.
The South Sudanese minister, whose country maintains that it had severed all ties with its former comrades-in-arms, went to great lengths to deny the existence of such letter, accusing Boswell of being "in the pay of Khartoum" "It's Alan Boswell; this is a guy who is completely in the pay of Khartoum who is just campaigning against us.
On the other hand, they started campaigning against us.
She urged church leaders at the news conference "to stop aggressively campaigning against us.
I don't think that the defeat was an unmitigated disaster, we polled nearly 30% of the vote when every political party and councillor was out campaigning against us.
People who are campaigning against us getting this money are voting for the status quo," he said.