United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina, 2004

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South Carolina's 6 congressional districts

The 2004 South Carolina United States House of Representatives elections were held on November 2, 2004 to select six Representatives for two-year terms from the state of South Carolina. The primary elections for the Democrats and the Republicans were held on June 8. All five incumbents who ran were re-elected and the open seat in the 4th congressional district was retained by the Republicans. The composition of the state delegation remained four Republicans and two Democrats.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina, 2004[1]
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Republican 913,168 63.45% 4
Democratic 486,479 33.80% 2
Green 28,947 2.01% 0
Independents 10,524 0.73% 0
Totals 1,439,118 100.00% 6

District 1[edit]

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Seeking his third term in this conservative, coastal South Carolina-based district, incumbent Republican Congressman Henry E. Brown, Jr. crushed Green Party candidate James Dunn to win another term.

South Carolina's 1st congressional district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Henry E. Brown, Jr. (inc.) 186,448 87.82%
Green James E. Dunn 25,674 12.09%
Write-ins 186 0.09%
Totals 212,308 100.00%
Republican hold

District 2[edit]

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Congressman Joe Wilson has represented this strongly conservative district that runs from the southern coast of South Carolina to the suburbs of Columbia since 2001. Running for his third term, Congressman Wilson faced off against Democratic candidate Michael Ellisor and Constitution Party candidate Steve Lefemine, whom he was able to defeat comfortably.

South Carolina's 2nd congressional district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Wilson (inc.) 181,862 64.98%
Democratic Michael Ray Ellisor 93,249 33.32%
Constitution Steve Lefemine 4,447 1.59%
Write-ins 312 0.11%
Totals 279,870 100.00%
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

United States House of Representatives, South Carolina District 3 map.png

Freshman Republican Congressman J. Gresham Barrett faced no opposition in his bid for a second term in this western South Carolina district, the most conservative one in the state.

South Carolina's 3rd congressional district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican J. Gresham Barrett (inc.) 191,052 99.51%
Write-ins 947 0.49%
Totals 191,999 100.00%
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

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When incumbent Republican Congressman Jim DeMint decided to run for Senate instead of seeking a fourth term, former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis, who had previously represented this seat, defeated Democrat Brandon Brown and Green Party candidate Faye Walters to return to Congress for his fourth term.

South Carolina's 4th congressional district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Inglis 188,795 69.77%
Democratic Brandon P. Brown 78,376 28.96%
Green C. Faye Walters 3,273 1.21%
Write-ins 150 0.06%
Totals 270,594 100.00%
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

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Incumbent Democratic Congressman John Spratt has represented this conservative-leaning district for thirty-two years and ran for a twelfth term this year. Though President George W. Bush comfortably won this district in 2004, Spratt was able to handily defeat Republican Albert Spencer.

South Carolina's 5th congressional district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Spratt (inc.) 152,867 63.03%
Republican Albert F. Spencer 89,568 36.93%
Write-ins 83 0.03%
Totals 242,518 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 6[edit]

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In a rematch from the 2002 election, incumbent Democratic Congressman Jim Clyburn, a member of the Democratic House leadership, encountered Republican opponent Gary McLeod, whom he defeated again this year by a similar margin from two years earlier.

South Carolina's 6th congressional district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Clyburn (inc.) 161,987 66.98%
Republican Gary McLeod 79,600 32.92%
Write-ins 242 0.10%
Totals 241,829 100.00%
Democratic hold

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