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Synonyms for front-runner

a leading contestant

Synonyms for front-runner

a competitor thought likely to win

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It's not hard to discern the strengths that have turned Howard Dean from a dark-horse candidate to the clear frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Mr Stapleton said the other candidates should not be seen as being any weaker than the frontrunner for the job, widely identified as publishing executive Mr Jonathan Newcomb.
a leading provider of software, services and strategies for higher education, announced today a pilot program for FrontRunner by Jenzabar[R], a new institutional advancement system with progressive features to manage advancement activity, engage constituents, and cultivate stewardship.
Speculation of an American Fork Frontrunner TOD began well before Utah Transit Authority (UTA) broke ground for the station in 2009.
German bank supervision expert, Sabine Lautenschlaeger, is being seen as the frontrunner and the most likely candidate to succeed Joerg Asmussen, member of the European central Bank executive board.
Amid all the buzz of who will play the leading roles of two of the biggest names in showbusiness, Welsh actor Michael Sheen can be seen as a frontrunner to play Burton, whereas Angelina Jolie is possibly going to be tipped to play British-American Taylor.
Global Banking News-July 25, 2013--Ross McEwan frontrunner for RBS chief position(C)2013 ENPublishing - http://www.
A surprise weekend opinion poll showed that the Dragons' Den star had overtaken Higgins as the Presidential frontrunner with just 10 days to go.
Mark Madgwick, who has operated the Frontrunner system for racing stables for more than 20 years, is introducing Frontrunner for Windows, an update to the DOS version developed over 12 years ago and adopted by more than 100 yards in Britain and Ireland.
But it might be impossible for anyone to dethrone USC tailback Reggie Bush as the frontrunner.
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Global Banking News-July 24, 2013--Former HSBC banker frontrunner for RBS top job(C)2013 ENPublishing - http://www.
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Brad Pitt is the frontrunner to play Steve McQueen in a movie about the late actor's life.
A BBC source said: "Tom is the frontrunner for the job and is very interested.