"I ran for Congress, just once."
-- Shirley Temple
What does "run for" mean? What does this quote mean?
Run for Office is a quote you will hear more and more of as we get closer to November.
To run for ABC is to nominate yourself, or accept the nomination from a party, to fill a political position. After being nominated, you then campaign until a preset date when the people cast their votes. The candidate with the most votes wins the position.
Run for is also a phrase that means "persist for a specified period of time."
I can run for two hours without stopping.
Both examples speak to perseverance. It is no easy feat campaigning for public office - it takes willpower, dedication and a little luck as well.