Talk:United States House of Representatives elections, 2004

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holy sheet, this page is tres impressive! Lots of work! Very useful! Kingturtle 23:59, 8 Dec 2003 (UTC)

Illinois 8th Democratic gain[edit]

Someone needs to change the picture to show Illinois 8th District was gained by the Democrats. In other words, it needs to be colored in Blue in the picture of the united states congressional district map. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Politics2012 (talkcontribs) 00:07, 19 November 2010 (UTC)


The map of districts for Texas is the pre-2003 map. Note in the list of winners that Doggett is in pink for being the old District 10 representative but he's the 2004 winner for district 25. District 10 was held by Austinite Jake Pickle for decades. As shown on the map that is currently displayed, District 10 was central Austin in surrounding areas of Travis County. Now District 10 stretches to Houston. Doggett moved to East Austin and campaigned and won reelection in District 25 that stretches all the way to Mexico. Districts 15 and 28 also include parts of Austin and stretch to Mexico.

  • O anonymous one, I have now corrected the map. —Mark Adler (markles) 15:25, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

The 2000 census numbers will mean that some states gain and some states lose representatives. Did those changes already take place in the 2002 election? Kingturtle 21:56, 31 Dec 2003 (UTC)

Yes. I know for a fact that my house "migrated" to a neighboring district. my old rep still represents the same district, but I'm not in it anymore. --Jiang 01:38, 1 Jan 2004 (UTC)
Changes after each decennial census take place starting with the elections in years that end in 2. So the 2010 census will affect the districts that people vote for in 2012. - Jonel 05:02, 14 Jul 2004 (UTC)

All the new district boundaries can be seen here. Adam 02:11, 1 Jan 2004 (UTC)

Interesting idea: Gerrymandering Awards? Which state is the most gerrymandered? My guess is Pennsylvania, Georgia or Florida. Al

I'm gonna go with Texas. Kevin Baas | talk 22:24, 2004 Sep 15 (UTC)
Actually, the current number of republicans and democrats representing Texas is proportional to the number of texans who voted republican or democrat in the congressional election in 2004. In contrast, in the 2002 election the voter breakdown was the same, but the democrats had a majority of u.s. house seats (i.e. the democrat representation for the state was disproportionately high after the 2002 election). I'm a democrat, but maybe the lines that gave the democrats a majority of the texas u.s. house seats were more unfair than Delay's redistricting.--Mojo9000 18:54, 29 September 2005 (UTC)


There's a possibility that Don Sherwood (R-PA 10) will run unnoposed/as a R-D again... it seems that the Democrat candidate has been removed from the ballot. The Texan primaries have finished BTW Al

Can someone change the designation of John Sweeney from the NY 20th district from Democrat to Republican? I'm quite sure that's his true party, and I can't seem to do it, as the article is too long. Thanx. -R. fiend

When are American Wikipedians going to get on and finish the list of candidates at this article? Adam 23:50, 11 May 2004 (UTC)

Er... never it seems. Updated South Carolina. Al, 10th July

Working on it. Using Politics1 to add opponents. Will attempt to keep updated as candidates enter (most states' filing deadlines have passed by now though), drop out, and as primaries occur (14 September seems to be a big day). - Jonel 05:05, 14 Jul 2004 (UTC)


Most of my info is from Politics1. They tend to include everyone who has claimed to be running for an office, even if the candidate will not be on the ballot. - Jonel 05:45, 14 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Texas - Texas official candidates list

I took my data from - it's a fairly comprehensive list of candidates. --Goobergunch 18:50, 7 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Small problem[edit]

it seems this page is the victim of a huge database error, and this effects the pages which this page links to

--RobbieFal 19:57, 6 Sep 2004 (UTC)

A minor error. One query thread on the database server which hadn't shit down properly. I killed that thread to fix the problem. If able, please ask in #mediawiki from Wikipedia:IRC Channels when you see a lock wait timeout error - that's where the developers can most quickly be found. Almost any of us will be able to fix the most common cause of this problem within a couple of minutes. Jamesday 13:21, 7 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Okay, thanks.

And since I typed up and saved stubs for the remaining pages, and I just finished posting them. So, I'm pretty sure that we have at least 435 stub pages.

The count of all the redirects I created this morning was like 23 in 10 minutes. Since there were different pages for the 108th congress page and this page. So, I finished the pages that were linked to the 108th congress and redirected the House election pages to those pages.

'Taking over the world, one Wikipedia page at a time'

--RobbieFal 19:09, 7 Sep 2004 (UTC)


Shouldn't this article have a table showing the seat changes, for consistency with every other U.S. House election page? I tried adding one, but it seems my change was reverted. - Feb 8, 2005

Between election changes[edit]

Should there be some sort of notation showing those Representatives who did not finish their term?

Vote Totals[edit]

I think it would be helpful if the actual votes the candidates received were shown and not just the percentages.

- I agree, the totals can be accessed from the new york times site in the meantime:

Seating plan[edit]

Why no seating plan, a la Canadian federal election, 2006? Fishhead64 22:30, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

That's a Canadian thing. Also, I don't know if anyone knows where people sit in the House. (talk) 23:30, 17 January 2008 (UTC)


In the abstract the article says that mid-decade politicized redistricting was common in the 19th century. There is no citation or example given, so this is highly suspect to a cynical reader.