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estherchaya
estherchaya
campaign jargon?
What does it mean when a candidate is "At Large" on their campaign posters?

E.g.: "Cohen At Large for County Council"

Current Mood: confused confused

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From: gingy Date: September 15th, 2004 07:40 am (UTC) (Link)
It means they have a Jacob.
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From: gingy Date: September 20th, 2004 02:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Probably, at least around here. Do YOU have a Jacob? I have a Jacob, but mine's gonna come out in a month or so.
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From: gingy Date: September 20th, 2004 04:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
You suspect correctly.

And now, I am confused. I thought you were a man.
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From: gingy Date: September 20th, 2004 06:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
PSU = Penn State?
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rebelzero From: rebelzero Date: September 15th, 2004 07:42 am (UTC) (Link)
usually it means that the "seat" they are running for is not limited to a specific jurisdiction (i.e., ward 3 in DC), but covers the entire voting area. For example, in DC last night, Marion Barry won the ward 8 primary, just for ward 8. But Kwame Brown won the DC Council at large, from which the entire city voted for him.

hope that helps
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: September 15th, 2004 07:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
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From: have_inner_lady Date: September 15th, 2004 07:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I used to think it meant they were in jail.
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