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United States Senate election in New York, 2004
2004 United States Senate election in New York took place on November 2, 2004 along with elections to the United States Senate in other states as well as the presidential election, elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer won re-election to a second term with 71.2% of the vote, a then-record margin of victory for any statewide candidate in New York's history. The record was surpassed by Kirsten Gillibrand when she won re-election to a first full term in 2012 with 72% of the vote.
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Conservative Party of New York opposed Republican nominee Assemblyman Howard Mills due to his support of civil unions and abortion rights. Instead, they supported  ophthalmologist Marilyn O'Grady, a failed candidate for the seat representing New York's 4th congressional district United States House of Representatives in 2002.
Abraham Hirschfeld, then 84 years old, ran for the office on a minor party line; it was the last campaign of his life, and he would die less than a year later.
Results [ edit ]
Source: New York State Board of Elections General Election Results, Certified December 14, 2006
2004 United States Senate election, New York 
Chuck Schumer (Incumbent)
Howard Mills 1,625,069
Marilyn O'Grady 220,960
David McReynolds 36,942
Don Silberger 19,073
Abe Hirschfeld 16,196
Martin Koppel 14,811
Source: David Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections
Per New York State law, Schumer's totals include minor party line votes: Independence Party (216,198) and Working Families Party (168,719) for Schumer.
Schumer's 71.2% of the vote is the second-highest total in New York election history. He won a majority of the vote in every county in the state besides
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