Synonyms to running mate

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, 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, buddy, ace, amigo, associate, aunt, auntie, bedfellow, bedmate, benchfellow, birthmate, blo