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- adj. debated, controversial
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of contest.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- . Disputed.
- In the United States, involving a contest or dispute as regards the result of balloting, on the part of the unsuccessful candidate, before a court or a legislative body: called in Great Britain a controverted election.
- . Litigated: as, a contested case at law.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. disputed or made the object of contention or competition
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Across the country, polls show Republican candidates leading in contested races by campaigning against the Bush administration's bank bailout, Democrats 'massive economic stimulus package, President Obama's health-care overhaul and other examples of what the GOP terms "runaway spending."
The nonprofit he advises, Crossroads GPS, has poured tens of millions of dollars into advertisements in contested Senate races around the country, and a new report Thursday suggests it will spend another $50 million on House races in the next three weeks.
For example, last Saturday the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) had a National Day of Action that engaged volunteer-staffed canvasses in contested Congressional Districts across the country.
This situation is indeed a reflection of a legitimate, larger policy and political question to ponder about the role of the district organization in contested races in our new era of the top two.
With a few exceptions, the roster of potential 2012 presidential candidates, Romney included, have largely avoided taking sides in contested Republican primaries.
Along with being an outspoken critic of Obama, Cheney hasn't shied away from picking sides in contested Republican primaries.
One other quick thought – the parties are also being strengthened by the increase in contested primaries against incumbents.
During this final week before the elections, each of us can give our time and energy to get out the vote particularly in contested districts and states by working through a great organization or directly with a candidate of our choice.
Also contested is the implication that all 349 persons identified had an intentional “covert relationship” with Soviet intelligence; it is argued that in some cases the individual may have been an unwitting information source or a prospect for future recruitment by Soviet intelligence.
The desired purpose of a mothership is to establish a mobile forward operating base in contested seas that coordinates regional maritime domain awareness through unmanned systems, and persistent maritime presence for manned platforms.