You don't change horses mid-race.

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You don't change horses mid-race.

It is dangerous or inadvisable to choose or back a different political figure for an election after the decision has already been made or the position filled. Many people are dissatisfied with the senator's performance but will likely carry his party's support through to the next election—you don't change horses mid-race, as the saying goes.
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The high-tech, futuristic ride boasts double the energy-storage capacity and double the range of the current electric race car, allowing teams and drivers to complete a full race at higher speeds without making a midrace car swap.
Again their luck was out, a midrace crash costing them any chance of victory.
Fabio Aru was the main midrace threat, cut to 5-2 after taking the yellow jersey when Froome cracked on the final climb to Peyragudes on stage 12, but the Italian champion faded to finish off the podium in fifth.
All of a sudden, the doubts I had managed to shoo away came back and drowned me midrace.
We are struggling in the midrace section and we are finding it hard to keep up with the guys in front," said the 29-year-old, who was champion in 2013.
His effort to make inroads back into the leaders was aided by a midrace safety car intervention, and a superb re-start saw him assertively scythe his way through into second place.
Meanwhile, after a midrace tussle with Mark Hood (Sunderland) and last year's winner, Dominic Shaw (New Marske), Morpeth's Hudspith eased away to finish superbly in third place in 14:50.
And having been warned in midrace their fuel flow was unacceptable, the Red Bulls chose to charge.
Higdon, who has covered the Boston Marathon, and running in general, for many years, was not in attendance at the 2013 race, so many of the midrace reactions he includes come from social media or published articles.
Emperor's Choice was competing off just 10st that day but he overcame a midrace rough spot to prevail by a comfortable eight lengths at the line.
Delegat has chosen Kiwi whizz, Rodney Keenan, as second in command of his new yacht after contesting the Auckland Noumea race with him on Beau Baste, which nearly sank off Norfolk Island midrace when a large crack emerged in the hull.
McCoy, who last rode Morestead at Lingfield Park Racecourse on November 26 second, having been tailed off midrace, adds: "Morestead's a mischievous legend - he's run 82 times (National Hunt), won seven and been placed 24 times; but this dragon costume has really got him on his toes so I'll be encouraging Brendan to get the paint brush out next time he runs
By midrace, an alarming gap has opened up in the field, and by the finish line, the last half of the field finishes more than two miles behind the winners.
But Mehdi Sohrabi couldn't finish the race within the six-hour limit while Ali-Reza Naghi and Amir Zargari bowed out in midrace and never finished at all.