Though Democrats picked up a seat via a special election in the Sixth congressional district in February of that year, but this was later cancelled out by a victory for Republicans in the Fourth district.
Incumbent Republican Congressman Ron Lewis faced no difficulty seeking a fifth term in his conservative district based in west-central Kentucky, riding the coattails of President Bush's re-election in Kentucky over Democratic nominee Adam Smith.
Kentucky's 2nd congressional district election, 2004
Incumbent Republican Congresswoman Anne Northup was used to facing tough elections in this swing district based in Louisville, but this election proved different. Despite the fact that John Kerry, the Democratic nominee for President, won Northup's district, her Democratic opponent, Tony Miller, the Circuit Court Clerk for Jefferson County was unable to defeat Northup and his campaign crumbled in a landslide.
Kentucky's 3rd congressional district election, 2004
When incumbent Congressman Ken Lucas, a Democrat, declined to seek re-election as part of a campaign pledge to only serve three terms, an intense battle emerged in this conservative district based in northern Kentucky. Reporter Nick Clooney, the father of renowned actor George Clooney, became the Democratic nominee; Geoff Davis, Lucas's opponent in 2002, became the Republican nominee. In what some dubbed "Heartland vs. Hollywood," Davis rode a Republican tidal wave to victory, defeating Clooney by a fair margin.
Kentucky's 4th congressional district election, 2004
Emerging from a successful special election earlier in the year, freshman incumbent Congressman Ben Chandler faced off against the Republican nominee, Kentucky State Senator Tom Buford. Chandler won a second term with relative ease in this conservative Central Kentucky district.
Kentucky's 6th congressional district election, 2004