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  • n. Plural form of front-runner.

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Examples

  • None of the so-called front-runners has managed to inspire me at all and one of these men will ultimately go up against an incumbent who, for all his shortcomings and there are many, has proven his ability to speak well and to inspire people.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • A day after the New York Red Bulls, the Eastern Conference front-runners, won at San Jose in the first leg, the Los Angeles Galaxy received a wonder goal from Edson Buddle to defeat the Seattle Sounders, 1-0, in front of 35,521 at Qwest Field.

    Monday kickaround: Galaxy wins opener, USA women to semifinals, Hoyas, Terrapins and Zips

  • Jan Brewer — Republican front-runners in their respective races for Senate and governor — campaigned with Mr. Quayle over the weekend.

    Quayle's Son Is in Tough Race

  • These two girls aren't exactly front-runners but they're high on his list, so let's force a decision.

    Bachelor's Chris Harrison Says He and the Women Were Surprised by Exit of Ashley S.

  • My guess is Mr. Christie would immediately join the front-runners in the polls, he'd be able to raise plenty of money, and his chances would then depend on whether his message meets the moment.

    Christie's Next Showcase

  • —Republican presidential front-runners Rick Perry and Mitt Romney, taking up where they left off in their last on-stage meeting, attacked each other over Social Security and health care in a televised debate Thursday, with the Texas governor on defense for much of the contest.

    Perry, Romney Go on Attack at Debate

  • Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, now one of the two front-runners for the GOP nomination, is popular among his party's conservatives, but gets low ratings among the kinds of independent swing voters who tend to decide national elections.

    'Are You Better Off Than You Were Four Years Ago?'

  • Newt Gingrich has injected a controversial new proposition to the Republican presidential contest—asserting that as president he would rein in the judiciary—while Mitt Romney appeared Sunday to nudge his campaign toward the political center, as the two GOP front-runners pursued very different tacks in their closing arguments to Iowa voters.

    Rivals Diverge on Late Tactics in Iowa

  • No matter what Mr. Putin's final choice, in the throes of a likely bitter and divisive presidential campaign in the U.S., both the White House and Republican front-runners ought to be prepared with responses to the unfolding political crisis in Russia.

    As the Ice Cracks Under Putin, What Will He Do?

  • Maggi Cook, 58 years old, of Mariemont, Ohio, a politically minded Republican, is torn between the two front-runners.

    Tough Talk as Romney Takes Aim at Gingrich

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