Presidential nominee

Presidential nominee

In United States politics and government, the phrase presidential nominee has two distinct meanings.

The first is the person chosen by the primary voters and caucus-goers of a political party to be the party's nominee for President of the United States. [See, e.g.,]

The second meaning is someone nominated by the sitting U.S. President for appointment to any of numerous governmental positions, under the President's executive authority, subject to the approval of Congress.

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