aspirant, possible choice, nominee, applicant, suitor, political contestant, office-seeker, hopeful, competitor, bidder, place-hunter, solicitor, petitioner, claimant, job-hunter, front-runner, dark horse, running mate, favorite son, campaigner, stumper*; see also contestant.
"candidate." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 16 October 2018. <http://thesaurus.yourdictionary.com/Candidate>.
candidate. (n.d.). Retrieved October 16th, 2018, from http://thesaurus.yourdictionary.com/Candidate
A person who applies for or seeks something, such as a job or position:
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