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Encyclopedia > United States Senate elections, 2004
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The United States Senate election, 2004 was an election for one-third of the seats in the United States Senate which coincided with the re-election of George W. Bush as president and the United States House election, as well as many state and local elections. Republicans won six seats but lost two themselves, giving them a net gain of four seats: conservative Democrat Zell Miller of Georgia, who campaigned for President Bush, chose not to run for re-election and Republican Johnny Isakson won his seat; Democrat Fritz Hollings of South Carolina chose not to run for re-election and Republican Jim DeMint succeeded him; Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee John Edwards did not run for re-election and Republican Richard Burr won that seat; Democrat Bob Graham chose not to run for re-election, and his seat went to Republican Mel Martinez; Democrat John Breaux chose not to run for re-election and Republican David Vitter won his seat, and in South Dakota, Republican John Thune defeated the incumbent Senate minority leader Tom Daschle. Represents results of U.S. Senate election, 2004 -- light red represents Republican holds, dark red Republican pickups, light blue Democratic holds, dark blue Democratic pickups. ... Represents results of U.S. Senate election, 2004 -- light red represents Republican holds, dark red Republican pickups, light blue Democratic holds, dark blue Democratic pickups. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Presidential election results map. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... Elections to the 109th United States House of Representatives were held on November 2, 2004. ... Zell Bryan Miller (born February 24, 1932) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Georgia. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... John Hardy Johnny Isakson (born December 28, 1944), American politician, has been a Republican United States Senator from Georgia since 2005. ... Ernest Frederick Fritz Hollings (born January 1, 1922) was a Democratic United States Senator from South Carolina from 1966 to January 3, 2005. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35... James Warren Jim DeMint (born September 2, 1951) has been a U.S. Senator from South Carolina since 2005. ... John Reid Edwards (born June 10, 1953), was the Democratic 2004 nominee for Vice President, and a one-term former Democratic Senator from North Carolina who is considered a potentially strong Democratic candidate for the 2008 Presidential election. ... Richard Mauze Burr (born November 30, 1955) is a United States Senator from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... Daniel Robert Graham (born November 9, 1936) is an American politician. ... Melquíades Rafael Mel Martínez (born October 23, 1946) is a Cuban-born American politician, currently a United States Senator from Florida and has agreed to head the Republican National Committee, after the partys current chairman, Ken Mehlman, steps down. ... John Berlinger Breaux (last name pronounced Bro) (born March 1, 1944) was a United States Senator from Louisiana from 1987 until 2005. ... David Bruce Vitter (born May 3, 1961), American politician, is a Senator from Louisiana. ... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th  - Total 77,163 sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... John Randolph Thune (born January 7, 1961) is the junior U.S. Senator from the state of South Dakota. ... Thomas Andrew Daschle (born December 9, 1947), known as Tom Daschle, was a U.S. Senator from South Dakota and the Senate Majority Leader. ...


Republican Senator Peter Fitzgerald of Illinois chose not to run for re-election and Democrat Barack Obama won a landslide, becoming the only black Senator and only the 3rd since Reconstruction and Republican Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell of Colorado chose not to run for re-election and Democrat Ken Salazar won the open seat. Peter Fitzgerald Peter G. Fitzgerald (born October 20, 1960) was the junior United States Senator from Illinois from 1999 until 2005. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. ... // Reconstruction was a period in United States history, 1862–1877, that resolved the issues of the American Civil War when both the Confederacy and its system of slavery were destroyed. ... Ben Nighthorse Campbell (born April 13, 1933) is an American politician. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Kenneth Lee Salazar (born March 2, 1955) is an American politician, rancher, and environmentalist from the U.S. state of Colorado. ...

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Latest result, summary

Summary of the 2 November 2004 United States Senate election results
Parties Breakdown Total Seats Popular Vote
Up Elected Not Up 2002 2004 +/- Vote %
Republican Party 15 19 36 51 55 +4 39,920,562 45.3%
Democratic Party 19 15 29 48 44 -4 44,754,618 50.8%
Independent 0 0 1 1 1 0 186,231 0.2%
Libertarian Party - - - - - - 754,861 0.9%
Constitution Party - - - - - - 301,402 0.3%
Independence Party - - - - - - 220,121 0.2%
Green Party - - - - - - 157,533 0.2%
Reform Party - - - - - - 22,461 0.0%
Socialist Workers Party - - - - - - 16,685 0.0%
Other parties - - - - - - 1,762,873 2.0%
Total 34 34 66 100 100 0 88,097,347 100.0%
Source: Election Statistics - Office of the Clerk

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Major parties

The Senate, as of the pre-election 108th Congress, was composed of 51 Republicans, 48 Democrats, and 1 independent. (The independent, Jim Jeffords of Vermont, was allied with the Democratic caucus and had voted with Democrats to give them the majority in the past.) The Democrats, therefore, needed to make a net gain of at least two seats from retiring or incumbent Republicans to gain control of the Senate. In the election, incumbent senators won reelection in all races but one (Democratic leader Tom Daschle, in South Dakota, lost to Republican John Thune). The seats of retiring senators were taken by the opposing party in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, North Carolina, and South Carolina. In fact, the only retiring senator whose seat was taken by a member of his party was Republican Don Nickles of Oklahoma, who was succeeded by Tom Coburn. 108th U.S. Congress being sworn in, January 7, 2003. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... James Merrill Jim Jeffords (born May 11, 1934 in Rutland, Vermont) is currently the junior U.S. Senator from Vermont and the only Independent in the United States Senate. ... Official language(s) None[1] Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Area  Ranked 45th  - Total 9,620 sq mi (24,923 km²)  - Width 80 miles (130 km)  - Length 160 miles (260 km)  - % water 3. ... The Senate Minority Leader is a member of the United States Senate who is elected by his or her party conference to serve as the chief Senate spokesmen for his or her party and to manage and schedule the legislative and executive business of the Senate. ... Thomas Andrew Daschle (born December 9, 1947), known as Tom Daschle, was a U.S. Senator from South Dakota and the Senate Majority Leader. ... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th  - Total 77,163 sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... John Randolph Thune (born January 7, 1961) is the junior U.S. Senator from the state of South Dakota. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... This Article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is the current U.S. Collaboration of the Week. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35... Image:Don Nickles. ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  Ranked 20th  - Total 69,960 sq mi (181,196 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (fBlack Mesa Mountain]][2] km)  - % water 1. ... Thomas Allen Coburn, M.D. (born March 14, 1948) is a medical doctor and a Republican U.S. Senator from Oklahoma. ...


Republicans gained four seats in the 2004 elections, and entered the 109th Congress with a 55-44-1 lead. While such a majority is formidable, it is still less than the 60 seats needed to override a filibuster and completely control the body's agenda and procedures. The 109th United States Congress is the current meeting of the United States legislature, composed of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. ... A filibuster is a process, typically an extremely long speech, that is used primarily to stall the legislative process and thus derail a particular piece of legislation, rather than to make a particular point in the content of the diversion per se. ...

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Third and minor parties

The Libertarian, Constitution, and Green parties contested many of the seats. No candidate from any of these parties received sufficient support to near election, but some may have affected the outcome of the Alaska and Florida races by drawing votes away from the major party candidates. Of the 34 senate seats up for grabs, the Libertarians ran candidates in 20 of the races, the Constitutionalists ran 10 candidates, and the Greens ran 7 candidates. The Libertarian Party is a United States political party created in 1971. ... In American politics, the Green Party is a third party which has been active in some areas since the 1980s, but first gained widespread public attention for Ralph Naders presidential runs in 1996 and 2000. ...


Minor parties in a number of states contested one or more Senate seats. Examples include the America First Party, the Labor Party, the Peace and Freedom Party, and the Socialist Workers Party. None of these parties gained a seat in this election nor received a significant number of votes. Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal      This list of political parties in the United States contains past and present political parties in... The America First Party is a conservative political party in the United States. ... The United States Labor Party is a social democratic political party advocating workers interests. ... United States Peace and Freedom Party logo The Peace and Freedom Party (PFP) is a United States political party founded in 1967 as a leftist organization opposed to the Vietnam War. ... The Socialist Workers Party is a communist political party in the United States. ...


Close races

Close Republican seats

One Republican seat, that of retiring Senator Peter Fitzgerald in Illinois, was easily taken by Democrat Barack Obama. In Colorado, retiring Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell's seat was narrowly taken by Democrat Ken Salazar. In Alaska, Republican Lisa Murkowski won reelection in a tight race. In Oklahoma, Tom Coburn kept Don Nickles' seat in Republican hands, while in Kentucky, the ailing Republican Jim Bunning won a second term by a very narrow margin. Peter Fitzgerald Peter G. Fitzgerald (born October 20, 1960) was the junior United States Senator from Illinois from 1999 until 2005. ... Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. ... Ben Nighthorse Campbell (born April 13, 1933) is an American politician. ... Kenneth Lee Salazar (born March 2, 1955) is an American politician, rancher, and environmentalist from the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Lisa Ann Murkowski (born May 22, 1957) is an American politician. ... Thomas Allen Coburn, M.D. (born March 14, 1948) is a medical doctor and a Republican U.S. Senator from Oklahoma. ... Image:Don Nickles. ... James Paul David Jim Bunning (born October 23, 1931 in Southgate, Kentucky) is an American politician who was a Hall of Fame pitcher in Major League Baseball from 1955 to 1971. ...

  • Alaska: Tony Knowles lost by nearly 3% after staying in a statistical dead heat with incumbent Lisa Murkowski in opinion polling throughout the summer. Despite Alaska being a heavily Republican state, popular opinion had swung against the Murkowski family because of a tax increase passed by Lisa's father, Governor Frank Murkowski. Moreover, many voters disapproved of the manner in which Lisa Murkowski entered the Senate: she was appointed to the seat, previously held by her father, after he had vacated that office following his election as governor. Knowles, who preceded the elder Murkowski as governor, had enlisted extensive out-of-state support for his bid to oust the younger Murkowski.
  • Colorado: Democratic attorney general Ken Salazar maintained a small lead in polls over Republican brewing executive Pete Coors through the campaign, and ultimately prevailed. Salazar may have benefitted from an extended (and, by many descriptions, extraordinarily negative) Republican primary campaign between Coors and U.S. Representative Bob Schaffer.
  • Illinois: Democratic candidate Barack Obama, a widely popular state legislator, ran without serious opposition following the withdrawal of Republican candidate Jack Ryan. After a long search that saw Republicans considering numerous substitutes for Ryan, including former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka, former governors, and state senators, perennial candidate and Maryland native Alan Keyes accepted the nomination on August 8. Obama remained a heavy favorite, and won with a margin of more than 40%.
  • Kentucky: While Kentucky, like Alaska and Oklahoma, was a very conservative state, one-term incumbent Jim Bunning's increasingly erratic behavior brought long-shot Democrat Daniel Mongiardo into a dead heat in October, and the lead fluctuated as returns were reported on Election Night. There is widespread speculation that Bunning is in poor health and may retire before his second term ends, allowing the Republican governor, Ernie Fletcher, to nominate his replacement. If this does happen, Fletcher himself would be a candidate for appointment.
  • Oklahoma: Democratic Congressman Brad Carson had a slight lead in opinion polls over Republican Tom Coburn in the contest for retiring Sen. Don Nickles's seat. Although Oklahoma was a very conservative and Republican state, Coburn was weakened by a vicious primary campaign and a history of making provocative statements. Coburn pulled through with high turnout, eventually winning by a 12% margin.

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Close Democratic seats

The Democrats' prospects were weakened by the fact that five of their six incumbent Senators in Southern states were retiring (the sixth, Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas, easily won reelection). Retiring Georgia Sen. Zell Miller's seat, contested by Denise Majette, was lost in a landslide, as was that of South Carolina Sen. Ernest Hollings. In North Carolina, Democrat Erskine Bowles lost John Edwards's seat to Republican Richard Burr. Especially close races, in Florida, Louisiana, and South Dakota, all resulted in turnovers to the Republicans. Blanche Lambert Lincoln (born September 30, 1960) is a Democratic United States Senator from the State of Arkansas. ... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,732 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ... Zell Bryan Miller (born February 24, 1932) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Denise Majette Denise L. Majette (born May 18, 1955) is a Democratic U.S. politician from the state of Georgia. ... Ernest Frederick Fritz Hollings (born January 1, 1922) was a Democratic United States Senator from South Carolina from 1966 to January 3, 2005. ... Erskine Boyce Bowles is an American businessman and political figure from the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... John Reid Edwards (born June 10, 1953), was the Democratic 2004 nominee for Vice President, and a one-term former Democratic Senator from North Carolina who is considered a potentially strong Democratic candidate for the 2008 Presidential election. ... Richard Mauze Burr (born November 30, 1955) is a United States Senator from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ...

  • Florida: After a heated primary race on both sides following Bob Graham's retirement, the Florida race was considered to be a tossup, with Democrat Betty Castor leading Republican Mel Martinez in statewide polls by a very slight margin. High Republican turnout, indicated by an unexpectedly large victory in Florida for President Bush, brought Martinez to victory.
  • Georgia: Zell Miller's seat was contested as fiercely as Graham's into the primary elections on July 20. Rep. Johnny Isakson won the Republican nomination; Rep. Denise Majette defeated her closest rival, Cliff Oxford, in a runoff for the Democratic nomination on August 10. Isakson, as predicted, won the general election by a comfortable margin.
  • Louisiana: John Breaux's seat was widely viewed as a tossup, although Louisiana's open primary system made it difficult to gauge who had the lead in the race. Only one Republican, Rep. David Vitter, was in the running; he was challenged by three major Democratic candidates, foremost among them Rep. Chris John. Although the Democrats' combined vote totalled 47%, Vitter won the absolute majority needed to avert a runoff election, becoming the first Republican Senator from Louisiana since Reconstruction (133 years).
  • North Carolina: Richard Burr in North Carolina faced Democrat Erskine Bowles for the seat John Edwards vacated for his vice-presidential bid. Early polling showed Bowles leading Burr by approximately 50% to 40%, largely due to Bowles' wider name recognition from his 2002 Senate run, but his lead evaporated in the weeks before the election. Burr unleashed a massive ad buy with six weeks until the election criticizing Bowles (a chief of staff to former President Clinton) for supporting NAFTA, which has been blamed for job losses in North Carolina. Burr pulled even with Bowles in polls by Election Day. Burr won by 5% (52%-47%), which some election watchers attributed to President Bush's high vote total in North Carolina.
  • South Carolina: Although GOP confidence was supported by early polls showing Republican Rep. Jim DeMint to be several points ahead of Democratic nominee Inez Tenenbaum, the race tightened in late September. A factor in the tightening was DeMint's support of a proposal to replace the income tax with a national sales tax, which Tenenbaum heavily criticized. Nevertheless, DeMint defeated Tenenbaum, 54%-44%.
  • South Dakota: Tom Daschle, then the Democratic floor leader, was challenged by John Thune. Daschle was a prime target for Republicans in Washington because he was the federal government's highest-ranking Democrat and because he was perceived to be obstructing Republican President Bush's legislative proposals and judicial nominees. Polls showed a very tight race, with the lead fluctuating. The state's tendency toward conservatism in federal elections, as well as the Republicans' drive, made Daschle's race for reelection more difficult than most incumbents'. When Daschle indeed lost by a very narrow margin, he became the first Senate party leader to do so in more than a half century. (Democratic floor leader Ernest McFarland was defeated by Republican Barry Goldwater in the 1952 Senate elections.) The South Dakota race was the most expensive senatorial campaign in the country, with Daschle and Thune together raising more than $33 million.

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Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35... James Warren Jim DeMint (born September 2, 1951) has been a U.S. Senator from South Carolina since 2005. ... Inez Tenenbaum (born March 8, 1951) is a U.S. politician from the state of South Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th  - Total 77,163 sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Thomas Andrew Daschle (born December 9, 1947), known as Tom Daschle, was a U.S. Senator from South Dakota and the Senate Majority Leader. ... John Randolph Thune (born January 7, 1961) is the junior U.S. Senator from the state of South Dakota. ... 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Senate contests in 2004

Key: Blue = Democrat pickup; Red = Republican pickup

State Incumbent Party Status Outcome
Alabama Richard C. Shelby Republican Re-elected to 4th term Richard Shelby (R) 68%
Wayne Sowell (D) 32%
Alaska Lisa Murkowski Republican Elected to 1st full term Lisa Murkowski (R) 49%
Tony Knowles (D) 46%
Marc Millican (I) 3%
Jerry Sanders (AI) 1%
Jim Sykes (G) 1%
Scott Kohlhaas (L) 0%
Ted Gianoutsos (I) 0%
Arizona John S. McCain III Republican Re-elected to 4th term John McCain (R) 77%
Stuart Starky (D) 21%
Ernest Hancock (L) 3%
Arkansas Blanche L. Lincoln Democrat Re-elected to 2nd term Blanche Lincoln (D) 56%
Jim Holt (R) 44%
California Barbara L. Boxer Democrat Re-elected to 3rd term Barbara Boxer (D) 58%
Bill Jones (R) 38%
Marsha Feinland (PFP) 2%
James Gray (L) 2%
Don Grundmann (C) 1%
Colorado Ben Nighthorse Campbell Republican Retired Ken Salazar (D) 51%
Pete Coors (R) 47%
Doug Cambell (C) 1%
Richard Randall (L) 0%
John Harris (I) 0%
Victor Good (Ref) 0%
Finn Gotaas (I) 0%
Connecticut Christopher J. Dodd Democrat Re-elected to 5th term Christopher Dodd (D) 66%
Jack Orchulli (R) 32%
Timothy Knibbs (C) 1%
Lenny Rasch (L) 1%
Florida D. Robert Graham Democrat Retired Melquiades Martinez (R) 50%
Betty Castor (D) 48%
Dennis Bradley (V) 2%
Georgia Zell B. Miller Democrat Retired Johnny Isakson (R) 58%
Denise Majette (D) 40%
Allen Buckley (L) 2%
Hawaii Daniel K. Inouye Democrat Re-elected to 8th term Daniel Inouye (D) 76%
Campbell Cavasso (R) 21%
Jim Brewer (I) 2%
Lloyd Mallan (L) 1%
Idaho Michael D. Crapo Republican Re-elected to 2nd term Mike Crapo (R) 99%
Write-in for Scott McClure (D) 1%
Illinois Peter G. Fitzgerald Republican Retired Barack Obama (D) 70%
Alan Keyes (R) 27%
Albert Franzen (I) 2%
Jerry Kohn (L) 1%
Indiana B. Evans "Evan" Bayh III Democrat Re-elected to 2nd term Evan Bayh (D) 62%
Marvin Scott (R) 37%
Albert Barger (L) 1%
Iowa Charles E. Grassley Republican Re-elected to 5th term Charles Grassley (R) 70%
Arthur Small (D) 28%
Christy Welty (L) 1%
Daryl Northrop (G) 1%
Edwin Fruit (SW) 0%
Kansas Samuel D. Brownback Republican Re-elected to 2nd term Sam Brownback (R) 69%
Lee Jones (D) 28%
Stephen A. Rosile (L) 2%
George Cook (Ref) 1%
Kentucky James P. Bunning Republican Re-elected to 2nd term Jim Bunning (R) 51%
Daniel Mongiardo (D) 49%
Louisiana John B. Breaux Democrat Retired David Vitter (R) 51%
Chris John (D) 29%
John N. Kennedy (D) 15%
Arthur Morrell (D) 2%
Richard Fontanesi (I) 1%
R.A. Galan (I) 1%
Sam Melton (D) 1%
Maryland Barbara A. Mikulski Democrat Re-elected to 4th term Barbara Mikulski (D) 65%
Edward Pipkin (R) 34%
Maria Allwine (G) 1%
Thomas Trump (C) 0%
Missouri Christopher S. "Kit" Bond Republican Re-elected to 4th term Kit Bond (R) 56%
Nancy Farmer (D) 43%
Kevin Tull (L) 1%
Don Griffin (C) 0%
Nevada Harry M. Reid Democrat Re-elected to 4th term Harry Reid (D) 61%
Richard Ziser (R) 35%
None of These 2%
Tomas Hurst (L) 1%
David Schumann (C) 1%
Gary Marinch (NL) 0%
New Hampshire Judd A. Gregg Republican Re-elected to 3rd term Judd Gregg (R) 66%
Doris Haddock (D) 34%
New York Charles E. Schumer Democrat Re-elected to 2nd term Charles Schumer (D) 71%
Howard Mills (R) 24%
Marilyn O'Grady (CNY) 4%
David McReynolds (G) 1%
Abe Hirschfeld (B) 0%
Donald Silberger (L) 0%
Martin Koppel (SW) 0%
North Carolina John R. Edwards Democrat Retired Richard Burr (R) 52%
Erskine Bowles (D) 47%
Tom Bailey (L) 1%
North Dakota Byron L. Dorgan Democratic-NPL Re-elected to 3rd term Byron Dorgan (D) 68%
Mike Liffrig (R) 32%
Ohio George V. Voinovich Republican Re-elected to 2nd term George Voinovich (R) 64%
Eric Fingerhut (D) 36%
Oklahoma Donald L. Nickles Republican Retired Tom Coburn (R) 53%
Brad Carson (D) 41%
Sheila Bilyeu (I) 6%
Oregon Ronald L. Wyden Democrat Re-elected to 2nd term Ron Wyden (D) 63%
Al King (R) 32%
Teresa Keane (PG) 2%
Dan Fitzgerald (L) 2%
David Brownlow (C) 1%
Pennsylvania Arlen Specter Republican Re-elected to 5th term Arlen Specter (R) 53%
Joe Hoeffel (D) 42%
Jim Clymer (C) 4%
Betsy Summers (L) 1%
South Carolina Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings Democrat Retired Jim DeMint (R) 54%
Inez Tenenbaum (D) 44%
Patrick Tyndall (C) 1%
Rebekah Sutherland (L) 1%
Tee Ferguson (UC) 0%
Efia Nwangaza (G) 0%
South Dakota Thomas A. Daschle Democrat Defeated after 3rd term John Thune (R) 51%
Tom Daschle (D) 49%
Utah Robert F. Bennett Republican Re-elected to 3rd term Robert Bennett (R) 69%
Paul Van Dam (D) 28%
Gary R. Van Horn (C) 2%
Joe Labonte (PC) 1%
Vermont Patrick J. Leahy Democrat Re-elected to 6th term Patrick Leahy (D) 71%
Jack McMullen (R) 25%
Cris Ericson (M) 2%
Craig Hill (G) 1%
Keith Stern (I) 1%
Ben Mitchell (LU) 0%
Washington Patricia Murray Democrat Re-elected to 3rd term Patty Murray (D) 55%
George Nethercutt (R) 43%
J. Mills (L) 1%
Mark Wilson (G) 1%
Wisconsin Russell D. Feingold Democrat Re-elected to 3rd term Russ Feingold (D) 56%
Tim Michels (R) 44%
Arif Khan (L) 0%
Eugene Hem (I) 0%

Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... Richard Craig Dick Shelby (born May 6, 1934) is an American politician. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Wayne Sowell was the Democratic candidate for Alabama, for the U.S. Senate election, 2004. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Official language(s) English Capital Juneau Largest city Anchorage Area  Ranked 1st  - Total 663,267 sq mi (1,717,854 km²)  - Width 808 miles (1,300 km)  - Length 1,479 miles (2,380 km)  - % water 13. ... Lisa Ann Murkowski (born May 22, 1957) is an American politician. ... Official campaign photo of Tony Knowles Anthony Carroll Tony Knowles (born January 1, 1943 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American Democratic politician and businessman who served as Governor of Alaska from December 1994 to December 2002. ... Marc Millican (b. ... Walter Jeremiah Sanders III (Jerry Sanders) was a salesman at Fairchild Semiconductor in the 1960s. ... The Alaskan Independence Party is a political party in the U.S. state of Alaska. ... Jim Sykes (born 1952 in Rapid City, South Dakota) is a journalist (primarily radio), producer, and Alaskan politician and founder of the Green Party of Alaska. ... In American politics, the Green Party is a third party which has been active in some areas since the 1980s, but first gained widespread public attention for Ralph Naders presidential runs in 1996 and 2000. ... The Libertarian Party is a United States political party created in 1971. ... Official language(s) English Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Area  Ranked 6th  - Total 113,998 sq mi (295,254 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... John Sidney McCain III (born August 29, 1936) is the senior U.S. Senator from Arizona, having served since 1987. ... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,732 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ... Blanche Lambert Lincoln (born September 30, 1960) is a Democratic United States Senator from the State of Arkansas. ... Jim Holt (born 1965) is a conservative Republican politician from Springdale, Arkansas. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Barbara Levy Boxer (born November 11, 1940) is an American politician and the current junior U.S. Senator from the State of California. ... 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Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Ben Nighthorse Campbell (born April 13, 1933) is an American politician. ... Kenneth Lee Salazar (born March 2, 1955) is an American politician, rancher, and environmentalist from the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Peter Hanson Coors (born September 20, 1946) is a U.S. businessman and Republican politician from the state of Colorado. ... John Harris may refer to: John Harris (critic) - is a music journalist. ... The Reform Party of the United States of America (abbreviated Reform Party USA or RPUSA) is a political party in the United States, founded by Ross Perot in 1995 who said Americans were disillusioned with the state of politics – as being corrupt and unable to deal with vital issues – and... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 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Zell Bryan Miller (born February 24, 1932) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Georgia. ... John Hardy Johnny Isakson (born December 28, 1944), American politician, has been a Republican United States Senator from Georgia since 2005. ... Denise Majette Denise L. Majette (born May 18, 1955) is a Democratic U.S. politician from the state of Georgia. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Daniel Ken Inouye (Japanese) (born September 7, 1924) is a recipient of the Medal of Honor and currently serves as the senior United States Senator from HawaiÊ»i. ... Campbell Cavasso was a Hawaii legislator. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Michael Dean Crapo (pronounced Cray-po) (born May 20, 1951) is the junior United States Senator from Idaho. ... Scott F. McClure is an American politician who in 2004 ran a write-in campaign for United States Senate in Idaho. ... 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Marvin Scott (born March 10, 1944) was the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in 2004 against incumbent Democrat Evan Bayh but lost to Bayh getting 37%, 904,843 votes. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Charles Ernest Chuck Grassley (born September 17, 1933) is the senior United States Senator from Iowa. ... There are various Socialist Workers Parties throughout the world. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Samuel Dale Sam Brownback (born September 12, 1956) is a United States senator. ... George Cook, (28 May 1925 – April 1995) was an English opera singer, best known for his performances in bass-baritone and baritone roles of the Savoy Operas with the DOyly Carte Opera Company. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... James Paul David Jim Bunning (born October 23, 1931 in Southgate, Kentucky) is an American politician who was a Hall of Fame pitcher in Major League Baseball from 1955 to 1971. ... Daniel Mongiardo, (born July 4, 1960) is a physician and a Democratic U.S. politician from the state of Kentucky. ... This Article does not cite its references or sources. ... John Berlinger Breaux (last name pronounced Bro) (born March 1, 1944) was a United States Senator from Louisiana from 1987 until 2005. ... David Bruce Vitter (born May 3, 1961), American politician, is a Senator from Louisiana. ... Christopher John (born January 5, American politician, was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from 1997 to 2005, representing the 7th District of Louisiana. ... John Neely Kennedy (born November 21, 1951), is a U.S. Democratic Party politician from Louisiana. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Barbara Ann Mikulski (born July 20, 1936), a member of the Democratic Party, is the current Class 3 United States Senator representing the State of Maryland. ... E.J. Pipkin is a Republican member of the Maryland State Senate, first elected in 2002. ... Maria Allwine is an American politician. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Christopher Samuel Kit Bond (born March 6, 1939 in St. ... Nancy Farmer is a former State Treasurer of the U.S. state of Missouri, serving from 2001 to 2005. ... Donald Frederick Griffin (born March 17, 1964 in Camilla, Georgia), was a former American professional football player who was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the 6th round of the 1986 NFL Draft. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Harry Mason Reid (born December 2, 1939) is the senior United States Senator from Nevada and a member of the Democratic Party, for which he serves as Senate Minority Leader. ... 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George Victor Voinovich (Vojinović in Serbo-Croatian) (born July 15, 1936) is an American politician of the Republican Party. ... Eric David Fingerhut (b. ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  Ranked 20th  - Total 69,960 sq mi (181,196 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (fBlack Mesa Mountain]][2] km)  - % water 1. ... Image:Don Nickles. ... Thomas Allen Coburn, M.D. (born March 14, 1948) is a medical doctor and a Republican U.S. Senator from Oklahoma. ... Brad Rogers Carson (born March 11, 1967) is a American lawyer and politician, a Rhodes Scholar, educated at Oklahoma and Trinity, graduating in 1989. ... Sheila Bilyeu was a candidate for the Green Partys nomination for President in 2004, and later ran for US Senate as an independent in Oklahoma, winning 5. ... Official language(s) None Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... Ronald Lee Wyden (born May 3, 1949) to German American parents, is Oregons senior United States Senator. ... Teresa Catherine Keane (born February 21, 1953) is a Nurse Practitioner and Green Party activist who ran in the 2004 race for the United States Senate as a representative of the state of Oregon. ... The Pacific Green Party is a political party in the state of Oregon that is a member of the US federation of state green parties, the Green Party of the United States. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ... Arlen Specter (born February 12, 1930) is a United States Senator from Pennsylvania. ... Rep. ... Jim Clymer is the current party chairmen of the United States Constitution Party. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35... Ernest Frederick Fritz Hollings (born January 1, 1922) was a Democratic United States Senator from South Carolina from 1966 to January 3, 2005. ... James Warren Jim DeMint (born September 2, 1951) has been a U.S. Senator from South Carolina since 2005. ... Inez Tenenbaum (born March 8, 1951) is a U.S. politician from the state of South Carolina. ... The United Citizens Party (UCP) was first organized in 1969 in South Carolina in response to the state Democratic Partys opposition to nominating black candidates. ... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th  - Total 77,163 sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Thomas Andrew Daschle (born December 9, 1947), known as Tom Daschle, was a U.S. Senator from South Dakota and the Senate Majority Leader. ... John Randolph Thune (born January 7, 1961) is the junior U.S. Senator from the state of South Dakota. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Robert F. Bennett (born 1933) For other men named Robert Bennett see Robert Bennett (disambiguation). ... Logo The Personal Choice Party (PCP) is a United States political party whose presidential candidate for 2004 qualified for the ballot in the state of Utah. ... Official language(s) None[1] Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Area  Ranked 45th  - Total 9,620 sq mi (24,923 km²)  - Width 80 miles (130 km)  - Length 160 miles (260 km)  - % water 3. ... Patrick Joseph Leahy (born March 31, 1940) is the senior United States Senator from Vermont. ... Jack McMullen (born 22 February 1992) is a television actor. ... Cris Ericson Cris Ericson was an independent candidate for United States Senator for the state of Vermont in the November 7, 2006 General Election. ... A poster in Valencia, Spain, urges a vote for the Cannabis Party in Spains March 2004 general election Marijuana Parties are formal political parties set up specifically to legalize cannabis. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Keith Alan Stern (Born in New London, Connecticut, USA on September 1, 1952) has produced some of the most popular biographical websites on the Internet. ... The Liberty Union Party of Vermont defines itself as a nonviolent socialist party. ... Official language(s) None Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  Ranked 18th  - Total 71,342 sq mi (184,824 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 6. ... Patricia Lynn Murray (known as Patty Murray) (born October 11, 1950) is a Democratic United States Senator from Washington. ... George R. Nethercutt, Jr. ... Mark Wilson is an American politician who was a candidate for the U.S. Senate from Washington State in 2004. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Russell Dana Russ Feingold (born March 2, 1953) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... Tim Michels is a member of the Wisconsin Republican Party. ...

Party abbreviations

AI Alaskan Independence
B Builders
C Constitution
CNY New York Conservative
D Democratic
G Green
I (none)
L Libertarian
LU Liberty Union
M Marijuana
NL Natural Law
PC Personal Choice
PFP Peace and Freedom
PG Pacific Green
R Republican
Ref Reform
SW Socialist Workers
UC United Citizens
V Veterans

The Alaskan Independence Party is a political party in the U.S. state of Alaska. ... The Conservative Party of New York is a minor political party active only in New York State. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... In American politics, the Green Party is a third party which has been active in some areas since the 1980s, but first gained widespread public attention for Ralph Naders presidential runs in 1996 and 2000. ... The Libertarian Party is a United States political party created in 1971. ... The Liberty Union Party of Vermont defines itself as a nonviolent socialist party. ... A poster in Valencia, Spain, urges a vote for the Cannabis Party in Spains March 2004 general election Marijuana Parties are formal political parties set up specifically to legalize cannabis. ... The Natural Law Party was a trans-national political party with national branches in over 80 countries. ... Logo The Personal Choice Party (PCP) is a United States political party whose presidential candidate for 2004 qualified for the ballot in the state of Utah. ... United States Peace and Freedom Party logo The Peace and Freedom Party (PFP) is a United States political party founded in 1967 as a leftist organization opposed to the Vietnam War. ... The Pacific Green Party is a political party in the state of Oregon that is a member of the US federation of state green parties, the Green Party of the United States. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Reform Party of the United States of America (abbreviated Reform Party USA or RPUSA) is a political party in the United States, founded by Ross Perot in 1995 who said Americans were disillusioned with the state of politics – as being corrupt and unable to deal with vital issues – and... The Socialist Workers Party is a communist political party in the United States. ... The United Citizens Party (UCP) was first organized in 1969 in South Carolina in response to the state Democratic Partys opposition to nominating black candidates. ... The Veterans Party of America is a recently formed Political party based in St. ...

See also

U.S. gubernatorial elections of 2004 were held on November 2, 2004. ... Elections to the United States House of Representatives for the 109th Congress were held on November 2, 2004. ... Presidential election results map. ...

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