campaign for

idiom

1
: to lead or take part in a campaign to support (someone or something) or to achieve (something)
I campaigned for her when she ran for governor.
a time when women were campaigning for the right to vote
2
: to try to be elected to the position of (an elected official, such as president, mayor, governor, etc.)
He campaigned for president.

Examples of campaign for in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That changed last week with the announcement that starting in 2026 there will be a prize for best achievement in casting, the culmination of a campaign for recognition that has taken decades. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 14 Feb. 2024 Her first campaign for president in 2020 flamed out before the primaries and she’s been targeted relentlessly by conservatives, who have tried to cast her as a dangerous heir apparent if Biden drops out or falters during a second term. Taryn Luna, Los Angeles Times, 13 Feb. 2024 The filming devices in the home establish a panopticon where the husband and children are pawns in an advertising campaign for the woman’s self-image. Abigail Anthony, National Review, 11 Feb. 2024 The song launches the campaign for the re-release of Orbital’s eponymous 1991 debut LP (known as The Green Album), which comes amid their Coachella dates and after a set at Ultra Music Festival in Miami. Katie Bain, Billboard, 2 Feb. 2024 Yiu previously ran an unsuccessful campaign for state controller, also self-funding her run. Faith E. Pinho, Los Angeles Times, 1 Feb. 2024 The spot will kick off a larger brand campaign for Pluto. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Feb. 2024 The campaign for this exclusive collection was shot and directed by young photographer Tyler Mitchell and styled by Jason Bolden. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 30 Jan. 2024 For their second campaign for That’s A Wrap!, Sadiq traveled to conventions to promote it and hired a marketing director. Canwen Xu, Kansas City Star, 30 Jan. 2024 See More

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“Campaign for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/campaign%20for. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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