campaign trail


: a route that takes a candidate for office to different places in order to talk to people during a campaign
The candidates talked about the people they met on the campaign trail.

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Recent Examples on the Web Ron DeSantis’s struggles on the campaign trail have eroded his influence back home in Florida, and even once-close allies are revolting against his control. Tori Otten, The New Republic, 22 Sep. 2023 And Democrats on the campaign trail are wasting no time painting Republicans as extremists. Gregory S. Schneider, Washington Post, 22 Sep. 2023 The dashboard also contains a news feed of all of 538's analysis of the primary as well as updates from the campaign trail via ABC News reporters. Aaron Bycoffe, ABC News, 19 Sep. 2023 The Democratic governor pitched the idea — first on the campaign trail and then during his inaugural legislative session earlier this year — as a way to connect young adults with jobs and inspire long-term dedication to public service. Sam Janesch, Baltimore Sun, 18 Sep. 2023 The combination of Trump’s imposing lead and his near-total absence from the campaign trail means that, though a candidate on the stump might be offering a theory of how the Republican Party might move on from Trump, no one is really offering a plan for how to unseat him. Benjamin Wallace-Wells, The New Yorker, 16 Sep. 2023 Melania Trump's absence from her husband's presidential campaign trail has been strategic, Donald Trump claims. Dave Quinn, Peoplemag, 15 Sep. 2023 While on the campaign trail, Ramaswamy likes to portray himself as someone who has everything under control and can roll with the punches. Tori Otten, The New Republic, 15 Sep. 2023 In other words, the end to DeSantis’ boorish, charisma-free performance on the campaign trail would be a public health boon. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 15 Sep. 2023 See More

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“Campaign trail.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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