United States Senate election in Kansas, 2004

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

  Sam Brownback official portrait 3.jpg
Nominee Sam Brownback Lee Jones
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 780,863 310,337
Percentage 70.2% 27.5%

Kansas Rep sweep excluding Wyan only.PNG

County results

U.S. Senator before election

Sam Brownback

Elected U.S. Senator

Sam Brownback

The 2004 United States Senate election in Kansas was held November 2, 2004. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Sam Brownback won re-election to a second term.

Democratic primary[edit]


  • Robert Conroy
  • Lee Jones, railroad engineer


Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert A. Conroy 61,052 55.92
Democratic Lee Jones 48,133 44.08
Total votes 109,185 100.00

Though Robert Conroy won the Democratic nomination, he dropped out of the race shortly after becoming the nominee, noting that he expected Jones to win and was tired of campaigning. The Kansas Democratic Party selected Lee Jones as the replacement candidate.[2]

Republican primary[edit]


  • Sam Brownback, incumbent U.S. Senator
  • Arch Naramore, businessman


Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sam Brownback (inc.) 286,839 86.99
Republican Arch Naramore 42,880 13.01
Total votes 329,719 100.00

General election[edit]


  • Sam Brownback (R), incumbent U.S. Senator
  • George Cook (Re)
  • Lee Jones (D), railroad engineer
  • Steven Rosile (L)


Brownback raised $2.5 million for his re-election campaign, while Jones raised only $90,000. Kansas last elected a Democratic senator in 1932. Brownback was very popular in the state.[4]


General election results[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Sam Brownback (inc.) 780,863 69.16% +3.90%
Democratic Lee Jones 310,337 27.49% -4.10%
Libertarian Steven A. Rosile 21,842 1.93% +0.35%
Reform George Cook 15,980 1.42% -0.14%
Majority 470,526 41.68% +8.00%
Turnout 1,129,022
Republican hold Swing