Example sentences for: incumbent

How can you use “incumbent” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • In Bob Roberts , the voice of decency is the worthy old WASP incumbent, played by Gore Vidal, who declares that politics is about reality, not illusion.

  • Hepped up on Gingrich's candidate-training tapes, Santorum announced his plans to run against incumbent Harris Wofford in 1994.

  • "It was Clinton's good fortune to run for re-election in a generally satisfied country," write Ramesh Ponnuru, Rich Lowry, and Kate O'Beirne in the National Review . In the words of Fred Barnes, offering an alternative explanation to Krauthammer's in the Standard : "In a period of peace and prosperity--such as now--an incumbent president is all but certain to be reelected.

  • As for the nine-part series on Clinton, Rosenthal says it is the long-standing practice of the paper to do a lengthy series on the incumbent's record.

  • According to Britain's Daily Telegraph , Portillo was running a poor second to his rival Óscar Berger of incumbent President Álvaro Arzú's party, before his admission.


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