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elect

1. voted into office but not yet installed
2. Christianity
a. selected or predestined by God to receive salvation; chosen
b. (as collective noun; preceded by the): the elect
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Nor is it quite coincidental that electability for Democrats seems to depend on an often subtle but always firm endorsement of root-causeism, at least when it comes to terrorism.
com published a column by John Chatz, a white man married to a black woman, who wrote that he had run for political office without worrying about his interracial relationship's effect on his electability.
In opinion polls, the party is closing in on the threshold for electability at a time when right-wing Slovak voters are disgusted by the "Gorila" scandal that concerns influence peddling during the government of Mikulas Dzurinda.
At an NBC News Republican debate Monday night, Ron Paul again struggled for airtime as Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney traded barbs over ethics and electability.
Electability in a practical sense is often linked to the ability to draw independent voters; the candidate that wins the most independent voters generally wins the election.
The question of a person's electability can only be definitively answered in a flat-out run for office.
Synopsis: Republicans nationwide are closely divided over whether electability (50%) or a candidate's positions on issues (44%) are more important in selecting the 2012 GOP nominee for president.
Washington, Oct 11 (ANI): Fromer Alaska Governor Sarah Palin addressed questions about her own electability in the 2012 US presidential election by saying that critics also said Ronald Reagan couldn't win in 1980.
In her interview, Clinton again raised fiery sermons by Obama's former pastor in a bid to undermine his electability against McCain in November's general election.
The day on which 24 states this year held presidential primaries is designed to demonstrate national electability.
Oregon AFL-CIO President Tom Chamberlain said Merkley's electability was a factor in the endorsement.
well, because Trippi had the utter gall to voice his opinion about the electability of a U.