Favorite Son Definition

A candidate favored by the political leaders of his own state, city, etc., as for presidential nomination.
Webster's New World
A famous man honored and praised in his native city, district, etc. because of his achievements.
Webster's New World
A candidate at a political convention who controls a state's votes for brokering, or who is available as a compromise nominee.
Webster's New World

(US) A politician whose electoral appeal derives from his or her regional appeal, rather than his or her political views.


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