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A favorite son (or a favorite daughter) is a political term.

  • At the quadrennial American national political party conventions, a state delegation sometimes nominates and votes for a candidate from the state, or less often from the state's region, who is not a viable candidate. The technique allows state leaders to negotiate with leading candidates in exchange for the delegation's support.[1] The technique was widely used in the 19th and early 20th centuries.[2] Since nationwide campaigns by candidates and binding primary elections have replaced brokered conventions, the technique has fallen out of use,[3][4] as party rule changes in the early 1970s required candidates to have nominations from more than one state.[5]
  • A politician whose electoral appeal derives from her or his native state, rather than her or his political views is called a "favorite son."[6][7] For example, in the United States, a presidential candidate will usually win the support of her or his home state(s).[8]
  • Especially in parliamentary systems, a "favorite son" is a party member to whom the party leadership is likely to assign a prominent role, for example, Paul Martin while Jean Chrétien was the Prime Minister of Canada, or Gordon Brown while Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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  1. ^ "How 'Favorite Son' Politics Works". The Pittsburgh Press. January 12, 1928 – via Google News Archive Search. 
  2. ^ "How Term 'Favorite Son' Got Started in Politics". The Free Lance-Star. January 30, 1960 – via Google News Archive Search. 
  3. ^ "No Demo Favorite Sons". The Deseret News. September 20, 1971 – via Google News Archive Search. 
  4. ^ Shafer, Byron E. (1988). Bifurcated Politics: Evolution and Reform in the National Party Convention. Harvard University Press. ISBN 9780674072565. 
  5. ^ Tarr, Dave; Benenson, Bob (22 October 2013). Elections A to Z. CQ Press – via Google Books. 
  6. ^ "Favorite Son Idea is Devised to Put State in Strong Position at Convention". Ocala Star-Banner. July 3, 1960 – via Google News Archive Search. 
  7. ^ "Smathers Gets Favorite Son Candidate Nod". Ocala Star-Banner. May 29, 1968 – via Google News Archive Search. 
  8. ^ "Favorite Son Groups Will be Numerous at 1940 Convention of Democrats". The Day (New London). August 4, 1939 – via Google News Archive Search. 

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