United States Senate election in Vermont, 2004

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United States Senate election in Vermont, 2004
Vermont
1998 ←
November 2, 2004 → 2010

  Patrick Leahy official photo.jpg
Nominee Patrick Leahy Jack McMullen
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 216,972 75,398
Percentage 70.6% 24.5%

Vermont Election Results by County, all Democratic.svg

County results

U.S. Senator before election

Patrick Leahy
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Patrick Leahy
Democratic

The 2004 United States Senate election in Vermont was held on November 2, 2004. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy won re-election to a sixth term.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Patrick Leahy, incumbent U.S. Senator
  • Craig Hill, perennial candidate

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Patrick Leahy (inc.) 27,459 94.32%
Democratic Craig Hill 1,573 5.40%
Democratic Write-ins 81 0.28%
Totals 19,290 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Jack McMullen, businessman
  • Peter D. Moss
  • Ben Mitchell

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jack McMullen 9,591 67.69%
Republican Peter D. Moss 2,058 14.52%
Republican Ben Mitchell 1,715 12.10%
Republican Write-ins 806 5.69%
Totals 14,170 100.00%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Major[edit]

  • Cris Ericson (I)
  • Patrick Leahy (D), incumbent U.S. Senator
  • Jack McMullen (D), businessman

Minor[edit]

  • Craig Hill (G)
  • Ben Mitchell (LU)
  • Keith Stern (I)

Results[edit]

General election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Patrick Leahy (inc.) 216,972 70.63% -1.59%
Republican Jack McMullen 75,398 24.54% +2.09%
Independent Cris Ericson 6,486 2.11%
Green Craig Hill 3,999 1.30%
Independent Keith Stern 3,300 1.07%
Liberty Union Ben Mitchell 879 0.29% -0.29%
Write-ins 174 0.06%
Majority 141,574 46.08% -3.68%
Turnout 307,208
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]