He attracted votes away from both candidates.
There were a good many candidates for the position.
The Democrats haven't decided on their candidates yet, but in any case they're sure to lose.
Political candidates should talk about family values.
There's no shortage of candidates.
The two candidates are struggling for mastery.
The successful candidates were beside themselves with joy.
The candidates thoroughly argued the point.
After three full days of interviews we've narrowed it down to two candidates.
Not all the candidates can pass the examination.
Candidates traded blows over the proposed tax cut.
The two candidates were still neck and neck just hours before the polls opened.
Three candidates ran for President and he was elected.
Let's discuss the respective merits of the candidates.
The candidates are out kissing babies and pumping hands.