United States House of Representatives election in South Dakota, 2004

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United States House of Representatives election in South Dakota, 2004
South Dakota
June 2004 special election ←
November 2, 2004 → 2006

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Nominee Stephanie Herseth Sandlin Larry Diedrich
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 207,837 178,823
Percentage 53.36 45.91

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House Member before election

Stephanie Herseth Sandlin
Democratic

Elected House Member

Stephanie Herseth Sandlin
Democratic


The 2004 United States House of Representatives election in South Dakota took place on Tuesday, November 2, 2004. Voters selected a representative for their single At-Large district, who ran on a statewide ballot.

George W. Bush won in this district 61% to 39% over John Kerry in 2004.

In the regularly scheduled election in November 2004, freshman incumbent Stephanie Herseth and state Senator Larry Diedrich, who had run in the June 2004 special election earlier, faced each other in a rematch; Libertarian candidate Terry L. Begay also ran in this election.

Herseth again prevailed, this time by a wider margin of 53% to 46% despite President George W. Bush's dominant 59.9% to 38.4% over Senator John Kerry in South Dakota in the 2004 presidential election.

South Dakota's At-large congressional district election, 2004[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Stephanie Herseth (inc.) 207,837 53.36
Republican Larry Diedrich 178,823 45.91
Libertarian Terry Begay 2,808 0.72
Total votes 389,468 100.00
Democratic hold

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