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run as (something)

To be a candidate in an election for a particular political party. After failing to get the endorsement of the Republican Party, she decided to run as a Libertarian. He was a Democrat for most of his career, but he's running as a Republican on this year's ticket.
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run as something

to run for office in a certain party. Do you suppose I can run as an independent? Fred ran as a Democrat and won a seat in the legislature.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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