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  • noun Plural form of officeholder.

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Examples

  • Latin American officeholders have traditionally abused their advantages, which is why re-election was banned practically everywhere.

    A Blessedly Boring Year

  • In Charlie's case, goddamn it, he might have had some appreciable effect on any number of things, including the election of other black officeholders, that is to say state legislators, if he had gone in the Democratic primary.

    Oral History Interview with Hodding Carter, April 1, 1974. Interview A-0100. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • In the words of my late friend Robert Byrd, politicians have become full-time fund-raisers and part-time officeholders.

    The Good Fight

  • In the words of my late friend Robert Byrd, politicians have become full-time fund-raisers and part-time officeholders.

    The Good Fight

  • In the words of my late friend Robert Byrd, politicians have become full-time fund-raisers and part-time officeholders.

    The Good Fight

  • Even Specter is really just a variation on this theme: he saw the primary-versus-general squeeze he was in so jumped ship, but most Republican officeholders are way too risk adverse to try to pull that off.

    Matthew Yglesias » Concrete Pressure

  • Some national tragedies — the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, for one, and the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001 — became moments of national unity and solemnity that prompted officeholders and voters to step back from the most polarized politics of the day, at least for a time.

    Gabrielle Giffords shooting fuels debate over rhetoric

  • Fears of such violence could make officeholders more reluctant to hold open events where there often are often no law enforcement officers present.

    Gabrielle Giffords shooting fuels debate over rhetoric

  • But year by year as the twentieth century dawned, a new breed of thinkers and activists who labeled themselves "Progressives" -- journalists, academics, enlightened businessmen and financiers, officeholders in state capitals and city halls -- along with anonymous and rebellious workers and farmers who pushed from below -- chipped away at the golden walls.

    Bernard Weisberger: Onward Wisconsin

  • This is total political warfare between the elected GOP officholders and the Democratic officeholders.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Shelby Shakedown

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