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war chest

A financial reserve collected and maintained for specific political purposes, especially election campaigns. The party has been able to strengthen its war chest ahead of the midterm elections, thanks to huge donations from across the tech sector. The independent candidate managed to win the election without the aid of some vast war chest provided by one of the major parties.
See also: chest, war

war chest

n. a political campaign fund. They say the vice president has more than one million dollars in his war chest.
See also: chest, war
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel's already fat campaign war chest swelled by another $539,919 thanks, in part, to a parade of contributions from the restaurant and hospitality industries.
Parijat Industries,a manufacturer of high quality agrochemical formulations is one of India's leading branded agrochemical exporters with a formidable war chest of international brands and registered trademarks.
A war chest of 929 MUSD (in SAR equivalent) will help strengthen the balance sheet and creates substantial incremental liquidity to our capital structure as well as optimizes our cash flow utilization as we continue to grow at a rapid pace with committed capital spend in the coming years.
The war chest was designed to cover three years' pension contributions, a levy for the Pension Protection Fund and another scheme, according to documents released by a Commons committee probing the collapse of BHS.
The new war chest to fight malaria will see the British government contribute PS500m a year for the next five years, while the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will hand over $200m for research this year.
War Chest somehow just ends up being a little dull and boring - which is really quite astounding for a Tower Defense game.
TOY SOLDIERS: WAR CHEST - HALL OF FAME EDITION (PS4, Xbox One, PC) .....
That's more than the peaceniks can say with Stingers aimed at themselves, their own war chest, which is a hill to die on.
And, while a massive transfer war chest might have been put at Moyes' disposal, a source in Tampa Bay said: "The Glazers have proved with the Buccs that when they do open the purse, they expect results straight away.
Summary: The Turkish lira hit a record low on Tuesday, but the central bank warned that it had a war chest of up to $40 billion to defend the currency amid turmoil for emerging economies.
Godfrey Hooper Thornhill, Cardiff | I WAS surprised to see in the Echo a mention of Russell Goodway's "war chest" of PS43m?
Blair said that GTAT will either use its expanded war chest to develop "business opportunities," either through mergers and acquisition or internally through capital investment.
Iran has dismissed a European Union oil embargo which took effect on Sunday, saying it is fully prepared to counter the impact of sanctions with a $150 billion war chest of foreign reserves.
But it said that would still leave it a "war chest" to expand and make acquisitions.