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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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The poll also suggests that moderates within both political parties value issue agreement over electability compared with the more ideological wings of each party's base.
If a candidate experiences a positive shock to his electability, the odds of winning the nomination go up by a given amount.
Finally, the probability that [epsilon] = 1, that is, an individual receives a strong signal of electability, given that his/her true electability is e, is increasing in e.
Geoffrey Kabaservice believes "the GOP would fare better if moderates were still a part of the Republican coalition," because "shucking off moderation" has damaged the party's "long-term electability and effectiveness.
But no figure better represents the O'Donnell-inspired clash between ideology and electability than Karl Rove, who appeared on Fox News' Hannity the night of O'Donnell's win to attack her "checkered background," adding: "It does conservatives little good to support candidates who, at the end of the day, while they may be conservative in their public statements, do not evince the characteristics of rectitude and truthfulness and sincerity and character that the voters are looking for.
His electability was called into question again after Lord Levy - one of Mr Blair's closest allies - said Mr Brown's predecessor felt he was incapable of beating David Cameron.
There's no better way for a candidate to demonstrate electability in Washington than to win next Tuesday's primary," said Secretary of State Sam Reed in an early February press release.
Attracting Catholics could be a sign of electability.
Electability is a crucial aspect of voting behavior.
But aside from concerns about Clinton's electability, authenticity or trustworthiness, I'm routinely struck by the number of Democrats who talk about her as though they were caught in a relationship with someone who initially looked good on paper but somehow never elicited a chemical attraction.
With two strong showings in two white states where Clinton once led by large margins, Obama has decisively rebutted questions about his electability.
The article goes into Clinton's electability negatives--which are many, including her sex and her executive ability.