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2004 Senate Elections: All States

Republicans solidified their Senate majority Nov. 2 by sweeping all five open Democratic seats at stake in the South and by ousting Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota. The GOP gains more than offset a pair of Democratic pick ups of open Republican seats in Colorado and Illinois. Overall, Republicans increased their Senate majority from 51 to 55 seats, their highest total during the George W. Bush presidency.

In the 109th Congress, the South will be an even larger cornerstone of the Republican Senate majority than it was before. The GOP will hold 22 of the 26 seats within the 13-state region, and will control both seats in 10 Southern states - Arkansas, Florida and Louisiana are the exceptions. An asterisk (*) denotes an incumbent.

  Percentage of
  Republican Democratic Other   Total Vote Major Vote
Total Vote Vote Candidate Vote Candidate Vote Plurality Rep. Dem. Other Rep. Dem.
Alabama 1,839,066 1,242,200 Shelby, Richard C.* 595,018 Sowell, Wayne 1,848 647,182 R 67.5% 32.4% - 67.6% 32.4%
Alaska 307,371 149,446 Murkowski, Lisa* 139,878 Knowles, Tony 18,047 9,568 R 48.6% 45.5% 5.9% 51.7% 48.3%
Arizona 1,961,677 1,505,372 McCain, John* 404,507 Starky, Stuart 51,798 1,100,865 R 76.7% 20.6% 2.6% 78.8% 21.2%
Arkansas 1,038,377 458,501 Holt, Jim 579,534 Lincoln, Blanche* 342 121,033 D 44.2% 55.8% - 44.2% 55.8%
California 12,053,293 4,555,922 Jones, Bill 6,955,728 Boxer, Barbara* 541,643 2,399,806 D 37.8% 57.7% 4.5% 39.6% 60.4%
 
Colorado 2,107,472 980,668 Coors, Pete 1,081,188 Salazar, Ken 45,616 100,520 D 46.5% 51.3% 2.2% 47.6% 52.4%
Connecticut 1,424,726 457,749 Orchulli, Jack 945,347 Dodd, Christopher J.* 21,630 487,598 D 32.1% 66.4% 1.5% 32.6% 67.4%
Florida 7,429,894 3,672,864 Martinez, Mel 3,590,201 Castor, Betty 166,829 82,663 R 49.4% 48.3% 2.2% 50.6% 49.4%
Georgia 3,220,943 1,864,202 Isakson, Johnny 1,287,690 Majette, Denise L. 69,051 576,512 R 57.9% 40.0% 2.1% 59.1% 40.9%
Hawaii 415,347 87,172 Cavasso, Cam 313,629 Inouye, Daniel K.* 14,546 226,457 D 21.0% 75.5% 3.5% 21.7% 78.3%
 
Idaho 503,932 499,796 Crapo, Michael D.* - 4,136 499,796 R 99.2% - 0.8% 100.0% -
Illinois 5,142,721 1,391,030 Keyes, Alan 3,598,277 Obama, Barack 153,414 2,207,247 D 27.0% 70.0% 3.0% 27.9% 72.1%
Indiana 2,428,233 903,913 Scott, Marvin 1,496,976 Bayh, Evan* 27,344 593,063 D 37.2% 61.6% 1.1% 37.6% 62.4%
Iowa 1,479,228 1,038,175 Grassley, Charles E.* 412,365 Small, Arthur 28,688 625,810 R 70.2% 27.9% 1.9% 71.6% 28.4%
Kansas 1,129,022 780,863 Brownback, Sam* 310,337 Jones, Lee 37,822 470,526 R 69.2% 27.5% 3.3% 71.6% 28.4%
 
Kentucky 1,724,362 873,507 Bunning, Jim* 850,855 Mongiardo, Daniel - 22,652 R 50.7% 49.3% - 50.7% 49.3%
Louisiana# 1,848,056 943,014 Vitter, David 877,482 John, Chris/Kennedy, John 27,560 400,864 R 51.0% 47.5% 1.5% 51.8% 48.2%
Maryland 2,321,931 783,055 Pipkin, E.J. 1,504,691 Mikulski, Barbara A.* 34,185 721,636 D 33.7% 64.8% 1.5% 34.2% 65.8%
Missouri 2,706,402 1,518,089 Bond, Christopher S.* 1,158,261 Farmer, Nancy 30,052 359,828 R 56.1% 42.8% 1.1% 56.7% 43.3%
Nevada 810,068 284,640 Ziser, Richard 494,805 Reid, Harry* 30,623 210,165 D 35.1% 61.1% 3.8% 36.5% 63.5%
 
New Hampshire 658,075 435,847 Gregg, Judd* 221,549 Haddock, Doris Granny D. 679 214,298 R 66.2% 33.7% 0.1% 66.3% 33.7%
New York 6,702,875 1,625,069 Mills, Howard 4,769,824 Schumer, Charles E.* 307,982 3,144,755 D 24.2% 71.2% 4.6% 25.4% 74.6%
North Carolina 3,472,082 1,791,450 Burr, Richard M. 1,632,527 Bowles, Erskine 48,105 158,923 R 51.6% 47.0% 1.4% 52.3% 47.7%
North Dakota 310,396 98,553 Liffrig, Mike 211,843 Dorgan, Byron L.* - 113,290 D 31.8% 68.2% - 31.8% 68.2%
Ohio 5,425,342 3,464,044 Voinovich, George V.* 1,961,002 Fingerhut, Eric D. 296 1,503,042 R 63.8% 36.1% - 63.9% 36.1%
 
Oklahoma 1,446,846 763,433 Coburn, Tom 596,750 Carson, Brad 86,663 166,683 R 52.8% 41.2% 6.0% 56.1% 43.9%
Oregon 1,780,550 565,254 King, Al 1,128,728 Wyden, Ron* 86,568 563,474 D 31.7% 63.4% 4.9% 33.4% 66.6%
Pennsylvania 5,593,354 2,959,909 Specter, Arlen* 2,334,126 Hoeffel, Joseph M. 299,319 625,783 R 52.9% 41.7% 5.4% 55.9% 44.1%
South Carolina 1,597,221 857,167 DeMint, Jim 704,384 Tenenbaum, Inez 35,670 152,783 R 53.7% 44.1% 2.2% 54.9% 45.1%
South Dakota 391,188 197,848 Thune, John 193,340 Daschle, Tom* - 4,508 R 50.6% 49.4% - 50.6% 49.4%
 
Utah 911,726 626,640 Bennett, Robert F.* 258,955 Van Dam, Paul 26,131 367,685 R 68.7% 28.4% 2.9% 70.8% 29.2%
Vermont 307,208 75,398 McMullen, Jack 216,972 Leahy, Patrick J.* 14,838 141,574 D 24.5% 70.6% 4.8% 25.8% 74.2%
Washington 2,818,651 1,204,584 Nethercutt, George 1,549,708 Murray, Patty* 64,359 345,124 D 42.7% 55.0% 2.3% 43.7% 56.3%
Wisconsin 2,949,743 1,301,183 Michels, Tim 1,632,697 Feingold, Russell* 15,863 331,514 D 44.1% 55.4% 0.5% 44.4% 55.6%

TOTAL

86,257,378 39,956,557 44,009,174   2,291,647 4,052,617 D 46.3% 51.0% 2.7% 47.6% 52.4%

Note: The pound sign (#) indicates that Louisiana has a unique electoral system. All candidates ran together on the Nov. 2 ballot, and since Republican David Vitter won a majority of the vote, he was elected. Vitter was the only Republican candidate on the ballot, but there were four Democrats who together collected 877,482 votes (47.5 percent of the total vote). The bulk of these votes were garnered by the top two vote-getters, who are listed in the Democratic column. Vitter's plurality is measured over the runner-up, Chris John, who received 29.3% of the total vote. The nationwide Democratic Senate total reflects the combined vote of the four Senate candidates in Louisiana who ran as Democrats.

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2004 senate elections: all states. (2004). In CQ voting and collection (Web site). Washington: CQ Press.
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