political_campaign, campaign, run
Meaning: a race between candidates for elective office; "I managed his campaign for governor"; "he is raising money for a Senate run"
campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort
Meaning: a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort"
Meaning: several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints)
meaning of the word
Meaning: run, stand, or compete for an office or a position; "Who's running for treasurer this year?"
crusade, fight, press, campaign, push, agitate
Meaning: exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for; "The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"
HE DEFENDS CAMPAIGN METHODS
It was the most brilliant single campaign of the war.
As in his first speech, so in his campaign, he failed.
The outset of the campaign was attended with easy success.
We are the richer for each grim campaign, for each hard-fought battle.
This campaign ought to bring us closer together, for I mean to get them to help me."
"Gather that fellow in," said Buck Patterson, setting forth the lines of the campaign.
"And that's why I think there's a lot of bully good fun to be had out of a political campaign.
I was sent twice as your spokesman in the last campaign to the Woman Suffrage States of the West.
His campaign had explained itself, and in a short time he had seventy thousand men under his command.