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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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.
That decision failed to pay dividends, though, as he struggled to go with them midrace before starting to make a little bit of progress as the pace upped for home.
And having been warned in midrace their fuel flow was unacceptable, the Red Bulls chose to charge.
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
Earlier Kickingthelilly defied a midrace high of 250 when getting up on the line in the 7f handicap from Warfare (1.
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.
As his debut win was over 12 furlongs it was not surprising he was a little short of speed midrace over 10 at Town Moor, and the fact connections are keeping him over that trip suggest they expect him to strip much fitter.
The Dubai Gold Cup was halted midrace after Fox Hunt suffered a fatal injury.
Switched up another furlong last time, Appeal again impressed when shrugged off a slight midrace flat spot to outstay her rivals at Dunstall Park.
Occasionally, your bot will sprout an arm that lets you play a midrace minigame.
From opening day -- Christmas, 1934 -- to that last call when he collapsed at the microphone in midrace on January 27, 1972, Joe announced an amazing 15,587 consecutive races.