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Dark Horse
DCCC
Debate
Debt Limit
Debt Retirement
Defendant
Deficit
Deficit Spending
Deflation
Delegate
Democracy
Democratic Party
Depression
Discretionary Spending
Disenfranchised
Dismissal
Dissenting Opinion
Distributive Justice
District Attorney
Diversity
Divided Government
Dividend
Double Giving
Double Jeopardy
DSCC
DSCC
Due Process
Dark Horse

A dark horse candidate is one whose nomination or victory is unexpected. Several U.S. presidents were dark horses, beginning with James K. Polk in 1844. The expression was coined by the British author and subsequent Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli in 1831, and it was originally used to refer to an unknown horse who won a race.