minority leader

noun

Definition of minority leader

: the leader of the minority party in a legislative body

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By all measures, the former Georgia House minority leader’s run for the Georgia governorship as the first African American female nominee by a major party was historic. Brittney Cooper, Marie Claire, "Stacey Abrams Is Just Getting Started," 11 Mar. 2019 Leading Democratic senators, including minority leader Chuck Schumer, and some Republicans urged Trump to scrap the summit. Jill Colvin, BostonGlobe.com, "Before Putin meeting, Trump blames predecessor for election meddling," 14 July 2018 House Republicans also named their leadership team this week, retaining Wilcox as minority leader. Joseph O’sullivan, The Seattle Times, "Long-serving Frank Chopp to step down as Washington’s state House speaker after 2019 session," 27 Nov. 2018 During its seven years in existence, one of the most outspoken critics of Mr. Klein’s group was Senator Michael Gianaris of Queens, who was supplanted by Mr. Klein as deputy minority leader. New York Times, "Rivals of Democratic Renegades Pick Up Endorsements and Momentum," 11 July 2018 She was elected in 1981 and served two terms as a minority Republican on the council, including one term as the minority leader. courant.com, "Eunice Groark," 10 May 2018 Just as Curbelo has to worry about his association with an unpopular and unpredictable president, Democrats know that conservatives will use their connection to the polarizing House minority leader to try to drag them down. David Smiley, miamiherald, "Miami Democrats do the Pelosi squirm as House minority leader visits South Florida | Miami Herald," 3 May 2018 But with Trump as president and you as minority leader, your job is much more important. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: Senator Chuck Schumer on Recode Decode," 13 Mar. 2018 Batchelder was elected to the Ohio House in 1968 and spent many of his early years frustrated by Democratic Speaker Vern Riffe and the GOP minority leader, Corwin Nixon, who did little to challenge Riffe. Jessie Balmert, Cincinnati.com, "How one GOP heiress influenced the Ohio House – and its leader's demise," 23 Apr. 2018

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1909, in the meaning defined above

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minority leader

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English Language Learners Definition of minority leader

: the leader of the political party that has fewer members than the leading party in the U.S. Senate or House of Representatives

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