noncandidate

noun
non·​can·​di·​date | \ˌnän-ˈkan-də-ˌdāt, -ˈka-nə-, -dət\

Definition of noncandidate 

: a person who is not a candidate especially : one who has refused to be a candidate for a particular political office

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noncandidacy \ˌnän-​ˈkan-​də-​də-​sē \ noun

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The donation appears to be the largest noncandidate contribution ever given to a campaign. Rick Pearson, chicagotribune.com, "Ken Griffin gives Rauner's campaign $20 million," 17 May 2017

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First Known Use of noncandidate

1898, in the meaning defined above

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