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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Hollywood bigwig Steve Bing shelled out some $40 million of his own wealth to make up the bulk of a $47 million campaign for Proposition 87, an oil tax that would have funded alternative-energy projects.
Cogswell asked Campbell to manage his campaign for the Seattle City Council.
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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.
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As the campaign for mayor enters its final week, City Attorney James Hahn escalated his campaign against former Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa on Sunday with a new commercial questioning Villaraigosa's role in the presidential pardon of a convicted drug dealer.
In 1956, Nixon wanted to campaign for vice president in all 50 states.
Through December 15, ARSgroup will test up to four different ads from any touchpoint within a campaign for $40,000, a discount off the market rate.
Wealthy folks are entitled to contribute massive amounts of personal money to their own campaign for public office without any limitations whatsoever.
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.
Allen Business Machines (ABM) of Fort Wayne has donated office equipment to the campaign for copying, printing and faxing.
Hayden said that he believes he will be able to run an effective $2 million campaign for mayor, without relying as heavily on his personal funds as he has in past campaigns.
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