United States Senate election in New York, 2004
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The 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.
- Chuck Schumer, incumbent U.S. Senator
- Marilyn O'Grady, Long Island Ophthamologist and activist
- David McReynolds, socialist activist and two-time candidate for President with the Socialist Party USA
- Abraham Hirschfeld, real estate developer
The 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.
Perennial candidate 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.
|Working Families||Chuck Schumer||168,719|
|total||Chuck Schumer (Incumbent)||4,769,824||71.2%|
|Conservative (N.Y.)||Marilyn O'Grady||220,960||3.3%|
|Builders Party||Abe Hirschfeld||16,196||0.2%|
|Socialist Workers||Martin Koppel||14,811||0.2%|
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 Hamilton County.
- "Conservatives Have Their Own Senate Candidate". New York Times. 2004-05-12. Retrieved 2013-10-15.
- "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 2, 2004" (PDF). Clerk.house.gov. Retrieved 2013-10-15.
- "2004 Senatorial Election Results - New York". Archived from the original on December 15, 2006. Retrieved June 9, 2008.
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