Delaware gubernatorial election, 2004

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Delaware gubernatorial election, 2004
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Nominee Ruth Ann Minner William Swain Lee
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 185,548 167,008
Percentage 50.87% 45.79%

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County results

Governor before election

Ruth Ann Minner

Elected Governor

Ruth Ann Minner

The 2004 Delaware gubernatorial election was held on November 2, coinciding with the Presidential election. Incumbent Governor Ruth Ann Minner faced a serious challenge from retired Superior Court Judge Bill Lee, but managed a 5-point victory on Election Day.


Democratic Party[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ruth Ann Minner (inc.) 41,671 100.00

Republican Party[edit]

Republican Primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William Swain Lee 15,270 70.47
Republican Michael D. Protack 5,108 23.57
Republican David Charles Graham 1,292 5.96
Total votes 21,670 100.00

Independent Party of Delaware/Libertarian Party of Delaware (fusion)[edit]

Election results[edit]

Delaware gubernatorial election, 2004[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Ruth Ann Minner (inc.) 185,548 50.87% -8.38%
Republican William Swain Lee 167,008 45.79% +6.04%
Delaware Independent Frank Infante 12,203 2.9% +1.8%
Majority 18,540 5.08% -14.42%
Turnout 364,759
Democratic hold Swing

See also[edit]