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elect

(Choose), verb creare, decide, deligere, deterrine in favor of, distinguish by special selection, eligere, eliminate the alternatives, exercise an option, exercise dissretion, make a choice, make a selection, name, opt for, pick, select, settle on, will
Associated concepts: election of remedies, election of rights, election under a will, equitable election, right of election

elect

(Select by a vote), verb appoint by vote, cast the majority of ballots for, choose for office, designate for office by vote, place in office, select for office, vote into office
Associated concepts: election by ballot, election contest, election day, election district, election laws, election reeurns, electioneering, elective office, general election, nooice of election, popular election, primary election, public election, regular election, special election
See also: adopt, choose, decide, entrust, intend, prefer, premium, select, vote
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If, on the other hand, they're seeking the electability party's nomination, they have to overcome its prejudice in favor of familiar names--like Jeb Bush's.
Part 1 traces how black politics and black political scientists came of age: some chapter topics include liberalism and black political thought, white and black perceptions of the electability of black political candidates, and pioneering books on black politics, 1903-1965.
Dr Leigh, who is now a Labor MP said that he found it similar when he looked at the effect of politicians' appearance on their electability.
He added: "It is widely recognised that, in the main, BAME communities have been loyal and created a huge advantage and contributed massively to the success of the Labour party's electability in local and parliamentary elections in Coventry.
Garoyian said the names proposed were of people the minority parties feel have "prestige, credibility, electability, who are knowledgeable, experienced and can gather the broader social powers".
If John Kennedy's 1960 election broke the barrier that held back Catholics from becoming president, then might the nomination and potential election of a Mormon in 2012 be a harbinger for the electability one day--in 100 years, maybe--of a Jewish president?
Republican support for Santorum is clearly based on more than just electability, given that Republicans generally favor Santorum for the nomination while holding the belief that Romney is the most electable candidate.
Most strikingly, he routed Romney on what had been the former Massachusetts governor's greatest strength -- electability.
Today, they are as contemptuous of Republican officeholders who would compromise in order to preserve their electability as they are of Democrats who warn of the dangers of radically cutting government.
Spending in this year's School Committee race has so far ranged from $0 to $6,400, depending on the candidate, and that figure doesn't seem to have much to do with electability.
Somewhere between now and November of next year there will have to be a line drawn between energizing the party and electability.
Furthermore, the test for these leaders should be their electability in their chosen or indigenous constituency.