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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As I have already announced, I would start my campaign against him from Varanasi (from where Modi is MP).
More than a dozen Tory MPs have assured the renegade they will not campaign against him in the poll triggered by his defection.
One Tory MP said: "Several of us have told Douglas we will not be going to Clacton to campaign against him.
But more than a dozen Tory MPs have privately assured him they will not campaign against him.
Some of the MPs fear they will face a backlash from UKIP supporters at the General Election if they campaign against him.
Lebanese President Michel Suleiman has dismissed a hostile campaign against him by refusing to argue "with the critics" and "letting history and the people judge for themselves.
Walcott, who had been the leading candidate for the job regarded as one of the most influential in UK poetry behind the laureateship, withdrew from the race after an anonymous letter campaign against him.
He later said that he had "had trepidation" but that the failure of the campaign against him showed that "most people are very generous and good-hearted.
Despite a blistering multimillion-dollar television advertising campaign against him, former Mayor Richard Riordan remains atop a trio of GOP candidates for governor and also holds a lead against Democratic incumbent Gray Davis in a poll released today.
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