favorite son

favorite son
favorite son
n.
1. a famous man honored and praised in his native city, district, etc. because of his achievements
2.
a) a candidate favored by the political leaders of his own state, city, etc., as for presidential nomination
b) a candidate at a political convention who controls a state's votes for brokering, or who is available as a compromise nominee

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