A candidate is a person who aspires to be nominated or qualified for an office, membership, or award and contends against an opponent in order to obtain it.
Positive: In a dream, if you are a candidate and arguing with or debating an opponent, this could mean you are experiencing spiritual warfare. If you dream that you are winning the debate, it could mean that you are gaining victory over the enemy. If you dream that you are a candidate, It could mean that God is getting ready to promote you.
Negative: Dreaming of being a candidate and losing arguments or debates could represent that you are being promoted by man and not God and will end up failing. It could also represent that the enemy is winning the battle against you.
(Job 40:2; Proverbs 29:9; Acts 11:2; Deuteronomy 2:9; Isaiah 41:12; Jeremiah 12:5).