Synonyms to favorite son

also ran, aspirant, baby kisser, bankrupt, booby, candidate, dark horse, defeated candidate, defeatee, duck, dud, failure, fall guy, false alarm, 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, Leibnizian optimist, Pollyanna, addict, also-ran, applicant, aspirer, bidder, chiliast, claimant, collector, coveter, desirer, devotee, fancier, freak, hankerer, hoper, irrepressible optimist, lover, millenarian, millennialist, millennian, optimist, perfectibilist, perfectibilitarian, perfectionist, petitioner, philosophical optimist, postulant, ray of sunshine, seeker, solicitant, solicitor, suitor, suppliant, supplicant, utopian, votary, wanter, wisher, yearner, agent, appointee, assignee, bab