2004 United States gubernatorial elections

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United States gubernatorial elections, 2004

← 2003 November 2, 2004 2005 →

13 governorships
11 states; 2 territories
  Majority party Minority party
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Leader Bob Taft Tom Vilsack
Party Republican Democratic
Leader's seat Ohio Iowa
Last election 31 governorships (28 states) 25 governorships (22 states)
Seats before 31 (28 states) 25 (22 states)
Seats after 31 (28 states) 25 (22 states)
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 7,217,743 7,364,287
Percentage 49.50% 50.50%

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  Republican hold
  Republican gain
  Democratic hold
  Democratic gain

United States gubernatorial elections were held on November 2, 2004 in 11 states and two territories. There was no net gain in seats for either party. These elections coincided with the presidential election.

Election results[edit]

State names link to specific articles about its election

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing candidates
Delaware Ruth Ann Minner Democratic Re-elected, 50.9% Bill Lee (Republican) 45.8%
Frank Infante (IPD) 3.4%
Indiana Joe Kernan Democratic Defeated, 45.5% Mitch Daniels (Republican) 53.2%
Kenn Gividen (Libertarian) 1.2%
Missouri Bob Holden Democratic Defeated in primary Matt Blunt (Republican) 50.8%
Claire McCaskill (Democratic) 47.9%
John Swenson (Libertarian) 1%
Robert Wells (Constitution) 0.4%
Montana Judy Martz Republican Retired, Democratic victory Brian Schweitzer (Democratic) 50.4%
Bob Brown (Republican) 46%
Bob Kelleher (Green) 1.9%
Stan Jones (Libertarian) 1.7%
New Hampshire Craig Benson Republican Defeated, 48.9% John Lynch (Democratic) 51%
North Carolina Mike Easley Democratic Re-elected, 55.6% Patrick Ballantine (Republican) 42.9%
Barbara Howe (Libertarian) 1.5%
North Dakota John Hoeven Republican Re-elected, 71.3% Joe Satrom (Democratic) 27.4%
Roland Riemers (Libertarian) 1.4%
Utah Olene Walker Republican Defeated in primary Jon Huntsman (Republican) 57.7%
Scott Matheson (Democratic) 41.4%
Ken Larsen (Personal Choice) 1%
Vermont Jim Douglas Republican Re-elected, 58.7% Peter Clavelle (Democratic) 37.9%
Cris Ericson (Marijuana) 1.4%
Patricia Hejny (Independent) 0.8%
Hardy Machia (Libertarian) 0.8%
Peter Diamondstone (Liberty Union) 0.4%
Washington Gary Locke Democratic Retired, Democratic victory Christine Gregoire (Democratic) 48.873%
Dino Rossi (Republican) 48.868%
Ruth Bennett (Libertarian) 2.26%
West Virginia Bob Wise Democratic Retired, Democratic victory Joe Manchin (Democratic) 63.5%
Monty Warner (Republican) 34%
Jesse Johnson (Mountain) 2.5%
Territory Incumbent Party Status Competing candidates
American Samoa Togiola Tulafono Democratic Elected to full term, 48.45% (55.7% in runoff) Afoa Moega Lutu (Samoa Reunification Party) 39.39% (44.3% in runoff)
Te'o J. Fuavai (Independent) 12.16%[1]
Puerto Rico Sila Calderon PPD/Democratic Retired, PPD/Democratic victory Aníbal Acevedo Vilá (PPD/Democratic) 48.4%
Pedro Rosselló (PNP/Democratic) 48.2%
Rubén Berríos (Puerto Rican Independence Party) 2.7%

See also[edit]



  1. ^ "AS Governor Race – Nov 02, 2004". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2010-05-24.