Examples of incumbency in a Sentence
Hundreds of new jobs were created during her incumbency.
the advantages of incumbency during an election
a politician seeking to keep his incumbency
Recent Examples of incumbency from the Web
The strong Democratic recruitment, in effect, tends to cut against the G.O.P.’s incumbency advantage.
Even if the incumbent president is a candidate, there is no incumbency advantage in third or later term elections.
With the advantage of the incumbency this time, that may work to her advantage.
But both Walker and Baldwin enjoy the advantages of incumbency.
Rodriguez, the county’s veterans service officer, forced Elizondo into the only runoff of his incumbency.
But the district did vote for a Democrat in the 2008 blue wave, and the GOP just lost the incumbency edge when Garrett retired.
One challenge is that the United States boasts relatively strong incumbency rates.
Here’s Abramowitz’s general take on how incumbency matters initially and then erodes as a party continues to hold the presidency: [C]andidates running for reelection after only one term in the White House enjoy a substantial advantage.
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INCUMBENCY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of incumbency for English Language Learners
: the time during which a person holds a particular office or position
: the state of holding a particular office or position
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