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1Denoting a contest for a political office that appears in a relatively low position on the electoral ballot, which typically lists contested offices in descending order from national to local.‘Republicans were looking to refocus their efforts on a slate of down-ballot campaigns’
- ‘The attorney's challenge is to persuade voters who habitually vote Democratic to vote for a third-party candidate in a low-profile, down-ballot contest.’
- ‘Some party activists believe their recruiting for state Senate, House of Delegates and other down-ballot races is going well.’
- ‘Research suggests ads matter more in down-ballot races for obscure offices, where voters have less information to work with.’
- ‘The presidential election may be the most important this year, but there will be more than a few hot, competitive down-ballot races that could be even more interesting.’
- ‘Even candidates in down-ballot races have become caught up in the money chase.’
- ‘Down-ballot Hamilton County elections include six state House races and a tense battle for a newly redistricted state Senate seat held by Democrats since 1976.’
- ‘Perhaps the most persistently testy down-ballot contest in the country has been in Massachusetts.’
- ‘If you look out on November 4, the Democrats here were able to pick up some down-ballot races all across the state.’
- ‘Virginia, long a two-party state in down-ballot races, had not sided with Democrats on the presidency since Lyndon Johnson in 1964.’
- ‘The problem smaller down-ballot campaigns face with mail should simply be quantity.’
- 1.1 Relating to a down-ballot electoral contest.‘down-ballot candidates are not well known by the electorate’
- ‘A weak gubernatorial candidate inevitably erodes support for down-ballot candidates, something no legislative candidate can ignore.’
- ‘The down-ballot consequences were dramatic, not only taking down Republican Senate candidates but also flipping legislative chambers in Minnesota, Maine and Colorado back to the Democrats.’
- ‘Down-ballot Republican candidates are distancing themselves from his proposals.’
- ‘There's concern she might even lose by a double-digit percentage, putting at risk down-ballot Democratic legislators up for reelection.’
- ‘Big name figures often build campaign chits to cash in during future elections by helping down-ballot candidates raise money.’
- ‘All three states have endured turmoil at the top of their party structures, as scandals and power struggles have left efforts to build voter lists and recruit down-ballot candidates untended.’
- ‘If past trends hold, it would indicate that down ballot Democratic prospects in the upcoming election have significantly improved since 2010.’
- ‘Their relatively modest leads provide little help to down-ballot allies.’
- ‘The Virginia attorney general's race is a reminder of why down-ballot wins have massive impact.’
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