caucus race

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The competitive process in which a political party selects their candidate, esp. presidential; a primary election via caucus.

Etymology:

  • From caucus + race; a reference to Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, chapter III "A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale", being a nonsensical satire thereof: all participants have to run in circles until an arbitrary end is called and everyone is declared a winner; Alice has to give prizes to them all, and being declared a winner too she is solemnly taken and awarded back her own thimble.
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1993: Mr. Gingrich, who is now the minority whip, announced last week that he had rounded up more than 100 commitments from House Republicans for the caucus race to come after the election next year.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'caucus race':

caucus raceA political competition; the game of campaigning and one-upmanship to get votes and be elected.
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