campaign for

campaign for (someone or something)

1. To strongly support someone or something and encourage others to do the same; to fight in favor of someone or something. Many people in our small town are campaigning for that big construction project because the closest store right now is 10 miles away.
2. To support a candidate pursuing an elected office and encourage others to do the same. I'm campaigning for Caroline in the race for student council president—here, have a button!
See also: campaign

campaign for someone or something

to support actively someone or someone's candidacy for political office. I would be very happy to campaign for you. I want to campaign for the winning candidate.
See also: campaign
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Cogswell asked Campbell to manage his campaign for the Seattle City Council.
Campaign money--not votes--is now the currency of our democracy, determining who is able to run a viable campaign for office, who usually wins, and who has the ear of elected officials," said Nick Nyhart, executive director of Public Campaign.
htm), the organization that for 25 years has been the mainspring of the campaign for election finance reform, features alarmist head-lines such as "Ka-Ching: National Parties Raise Record $160.
Access to money or possession of wealth should not be the prerequisite to conducting a viable campaign for public office.
A new group, calling itself the Campaign for America's Future, contends that it is not.
In 1956, Nixon wanted to campaign for vice president in all 50 states.
With 49 other alderman races to write about, as well as a bitter campaign for mayor, all the press has time for is the basic "who's who" piece.
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