Examples of running mate in a Sentence
When John F. Kennedy ran for president, his running mate was Lyndon Johnson.
inseparable running mates who first met when they were in elementary school
Recent Examples of running mate from the Web
Duque’s running mate is Marta Lucía Ramirez, a former senator and minister of defense.
Nicklas Backstrom, his longtime running mate in Washington, flipped a saucer pass across the ice that Ovechkin buried for his franchise-record 15th goal of the playoffs.
Also, Tatum’s running mate, second-year forward Jaylen Brown, played for now-Mizzou coach Cuonzo Martin when Martin was at California.
Ervin had been the lieutenant governor running mate for Kevin Kamenetz, who was a leading Democratic contender for governor.
Three candidates, Prince George’s County executive Rushern L. Baker III, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and former Michelle Obama aide Krishanti Vignarajah, have yet to name their running mate choices.
But with one-time rivals Jonathan Harris, Susan Bysiewicz and Sean Connolly coalescing around Lamont — Bysiewicz is Lamont’s running mate — Ganim cast himself as a decisive underdog on the eve of Saturday’s balloting for governor.
Tennessee has voted for only one Democrat for president in 40 years— Bill Clinton, whose running mate was native son Al Gore.
Kasich’s handpicked running mate in 2010 and 2014, Taylor is now running as a shrill pro-Trump conservative.
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running mate Synonyms
RUNNING MATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of running mate for English Language Learners
: the person who runs with someone in an election (such as an election to choose a new president) and who is given the less important position (such as vice president) if they are elected
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