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    What does "as a quote, unquote ‘safe incumbent’" mean?

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    But, more broadly, the Democrat conceded that his party was playing catch-up in the final two months before Election Day.
    “Obviously, I think Republicans mobilized much earlier and I think they were energized months ago, but now you’re starting to see the Democrats match that,” Barrett said.
    Moore, in a separate interview, acknowledged that Democrats are now the underdogs.
    “We’ve got our work cut out,” she said. “That’s the reason why as a quote, unquote ‘safe incumbent,’ I’m out here working my butt off. I’m in the street every day."

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    Re: What does "as a quote, unquote ‘safe incumbent’" mean?

    It means that this is what people say about their candidate, but the person speaking does not agree.

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    Re: What does "as a quote, unquote ‘safe incumbent’" mean?

    It's a way of showing in speaking what we can do with quotes in writng:
    ... That’s the reason why as a "safe incumbent", I’m ...

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