Maecenas, Santa Claus, abettor, acquaintance, adherent, admirer, advocate, aficionado, aid, almoner, almsgiver, alpenstock, alter ego, angel, apologist, appendage, arm, assignor, assistant, athletic supporter
, attendant, awarder, back, backbone, backer, backing, bandeau, bearer, best friend, bestower, bosom friend, bra, brace, bracer, braces, bracket, brassiere, brother, buff, buttress, cane, carrier, casual acquaintance, cavaliere servente, cervix, champion, cheerful giver, close acquaintance, close friend, cohort, conferrer, confidant, confidante, consignor, contributor, corset, courtier, crook, crutch, dangler, defender, dependence, dependent, devotee, disciple, donator, donor, encourager, endorser, enthusiast, exponent, expounder, fairy godmother, familiar, fan, favorer, fellow, fellow creature, fellowman, feoffor, financer, flunky, follower, following, foundation garment, friend, friend at court, fulcrum, funder, galluses, girdle, giver, grantor, grubstaker, guard, guy, guywire, hanger, hanger-on, helper, henchman, homme de cour, imparter, inseparable friend, intimate, jock, jockstrap, lady bountiful, lover, mainstay, maintainer, mast, meal ticket, neck, neighbor, other self, pair of suspenders, paladin, paranymph, parasite, partisan, patron, patroness, philanthropist, pickup, presenter, promoter, prop, proponent, protagonist, protector, public, pursuer, pursuivant, reinforce, reinforcement, reinforcer, reliance, repository, rest, resting place, rigging, satellite, second, seconder, sectary, settler, shadow, shoulder, shroud, sider, spine, sponsor, sprit, staff, staker, stalwart, standby, standing rigging, stave, stay, stick, stiffener, stooge, strengthener, subscriber, successor, sugar daddy, support, suspender, suspenders, sustainer, sympathizer, tagtail, tail, testate, testator, testatrix, trainbearer, upholder, vindicator, votary, vouchsafer, walking stick, ward heeler, well-wisher
politics, political science, candidacy, campaign, campaigning, electioneering, partisanship, ideology, factionalism, election, poll, ballot, vote, referendum, recall, initiative, voice, suffrage, plumper, cumulative vote, plebiscitum, plebiscite, vox populi, electioneering, voting, elective franchise, straight ticket, opinion poll, popularity poll, issue, opinion, stand, position, program, platform, party line, democracy, republicanism, communism, statism, state socialism, socialism, conservatism, toryism, liberalism, whigism, theocracy, constitutional monarchy, party, Democratic Party, Republican Party, Socialist Party, Communist Party, Federalist Party, Bull Moose Party, Abolitionist Party, Christian Democratic Party, Social Democratic Party, National Socialist Worker's Party, Nazi Party, Liberal Party, Labor Party, Conservative Party, ticket, slate, politician activist, candidate, aspirant, hopeful, office-seeker, front- runner, dark horse, long shot, shoo-in, supporter
, backer, political worker, campaign worker, lobbyist, contributor, party hack, ward heeler, regional candidate, favorite son, running mate, stalking horse, perpetual candidate, political animal, political contribution, campaign contribution, political action committee, PAC, political district, electoral division, electoral district, bailiwick, electorate, constituents, get-out-the-vote campaign, political education, negative campaigning, dirty politics, smear campaign, also-ran, loser, has-been, office holder, official, occupant of a position, public servant, incumbent, winner, political, partisan, Money is the mother's milk of politics.
support, ground, foundation, base, basis, terra firma, bearing, fulcrum, bait, caudex crib, point d'appui, pou sto, purchase footing, hold, locus standi, landing place, landing stage, stage, platform, block, rest, resting place, groundwork, substratum, riprap, sustentation, subvention, floor, supporter
, aid, prop, stand, anvil, fulciment, cue rest, jigger, monkey, stay, shore, skid, rib, truss, bandage, sleeper, stirrup, stilts, shoe, sole, heel, splint, lap, bar, rod, boom, sprit, outrigger, ratlings, staff, stick, crutch, alpenstock, baton, staddle, bourdon, cowlstaff, lathi, mahlstick, post, pillar, shaft, thill, column, pilaster, pediment, pedicle, pedestal, plinth, shank, leg, socle, zocle, buttress, jamb, mullion, abutment, baluster, banister, stanchion, balustrade, headstone, upright, door post, jamb, door jamb, frame, framework, scaffold, skeleton, beam, rafter, girder, lintel, joist, travis, trave, corner stone, summer, transom, rung, round, step, sill, angle rafter, hip rafter, cantilever, modillion, crown post, king post, vertebra, columella, backbone, keystone, axle, axletree, axis, arch, mainstay, trunnion, pivot, rowlock, peg, tiebeam, thole pin, board, ledge, shelf, hob, bracket, trevet, trivet, arbor, rack, mantel, mantle piece, mantleshelf, slab, console, counter, dresser, flange, corbel, table, trestle, shoulder, perch, horse, easel, desk, clotheshorse, hatrack, retable, teapoy, seat, throne, dais, divan, musnud, chair, bench, form, stool, sofa, settee, stall, arm chair, easy chair, elbow chair, rocking chair, couch, fauteuil, woolsack, ottoman, settle, squab, bench, aparejo, faldstool, horn, long chair, long sleeve chair, morris chair, lamba chauki, lamba kursi, saddle, pannel, pillion, side saddle, pack saddle, pommel, bed, berth, pallet, tester, crib, cot, hammock, shakedown, trucklebed, cradle, litter, stretcher, bedstead, four poster, French bed, bunk, kip, palang, bedding, bichhona, mattress, paillasse, pillow, bolster, mat, rug, cushion, footstool, hassock, tabouret, tripod, monopod, Atlas, Persides, Atlantes, Caryatides, Hercules, supporting, supported, fundamental, dorsigerous, astride on, straddle.