Synonyms to also ran

aspirant, baby kisser, bankrupt, booby, candidate, dark horse, defeated candidate, defeatee, duck, dud, failure, fall guy, false alarm, favorite son, flop, game loser, good loser, good sport, hopeful, lame duck, loser, office seeker, political hopeful, presidential timber, running mate, sport, stalking-horse, stooge, the vanquished, underdog, victim, washout