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To run for an office

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To run for an office to stand as a candidate for an office.
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Usage

In literature:

The slave-holder, having an independent fortune and nothing to do, joins the army, or runs for office.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
They were supposed to control municipal elections, but not one of them had ever "run" for an office.
"The Co-Citizens" by Corra Harris
It would not be dignified for an officer on foot to run; it is entirely so, mounted, to gallop.
"The Battle of Gettysburg" by Frank Aretas Haskell
I have to run down to the office for an hour or so now.
"The Tempering" by Charles Neville Buck
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In news:

AP Photo/CP, Kevin Frayer A 43-year-old man running for mayor in Stafford sold marijuana to an undercover police officer, authorities said.
MILLEDGEVILLE — Vaughn Chapel, 1980 N Jefferson St, will host an Evening of Enlightenment that will be a forum for the community to ask questions of the candidates running for local office.
One of the first thing you do if you're considering a run for office is to register an appropriate domain name .
Everytime I'm at an event like the Branch County Lincoln Day Dinner I get that little nagging urge to run for office again.
Whore what right have you to make an unnecessary quote in your article on and about Mr Ron Kirk ("Selling Ron," March 7) our city of Dallas TX past mayor before his elected to office term to run for Mr Phil Gramm senator seat.
CFN Gazette staff Here is an unfair and unbalanced list of things not to do when running for political office.
George P Bush, a nephew of former President George W Bush and son of one-time Florida Gov Jeb Bush, has made a campaign filing in Texas that is required of candidates planning to run for state office, an official said Thursday night.
DALLAS — George P Bush, a nephew of former President George W Bush and son of one-time Florida Gov Jeb Bush, has made a campaign filing in Texas that is required of candidates planning to run for state office, an official said Thursday night.
President Obama's paean to democracy in the Arab world was neoconservative in tone and strongly rooted in an American freedom promotion agenda that the president had derided when running for president as well as in his first years in office.
Police in Baldwin Borough are searching for a man they said tried to run down an officer early this morning in an SUV and then led them on a chase before bailing out near the Glenwood Bridge and running away.
Alex Donaldson, 20, fled an officer after he tried to stop Donaldson for running a stop sign, police said.
According to a news release from the Charlotte County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office, police said a 53-year-old Florida man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly running over his neighbor with a golf car t following an argument.
He resigned as an assistant public defender in December and filed his intent to run for the seat with the Georgia Secretary of State's office.
MISSION — The public had the opportunity to get out and learn more about local candidates running for office and thanks to an organization whose mission is to educate voters on the issues.
I'm planning to run off a bunch of copies at the office today just to have an excuse for a dinner party.
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