The Green Papers: Indiana 2004 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 4 May 2004
General Election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Electoral Votes:11(2.04% of 538)
Governor:1 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
2002-2010 Representatives:9(2.07% of 435)
2000 Census:6,090,782 (2.16% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):4,448,000
Registered Voters (November 2000):4,000,809
Capital:Indianapolis
Tuesday 4 May 2004 polls close 6:00p EST (2300 UTC) / 6:00p CDT (2300 UTC). During Daylight Savings Time, the Central Time portions of INDIANA go on Daylight Time while the Eastern Time portions remain on Standard Time, so that the whole State of INDIANA is on the same Time during the Summer.
Tuesday 2 November 2004 polls close 6:00p EST (2300 UTC) / 6:00p CST (0000 UTC). Relatively small portions of this state are in CST and so the vast majority of the polls are closed by the time indicated EST, when the networks feel they can project.
 

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Indiana State and Local Government

Indiana 2004 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions: Democrats   Republicans   Third Parties


NOTE: Major Party candidates for the offices of Attorney General and Superintendent of Public Instruction are not nominated via the 4 May Primary but, instead, will be (per Indiana Code 3-8-4-2) nominated at each Party's respective State Conventions:

  • Democrats: Saturday 12 June 2004,
  • Republicans: Monday 7 June thru Tuesday 8 June 2004.
 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2004. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 11 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors. List of States: Details.
Up for election in 2004
  Elected Republican 1,479,438 59.94% President George W. Bush
(11 Electoral Votes)
Vice President: Vice President Richard "Dick" Cheney
Renominated by Convention - 2 September 2004
  Candidate Democrat 969,011 39.26% Senator John Kerry
Vice President: Senator John Edwards
  Candidate Libertarian 18,058 0.73% Michael Badnarik
Vice President: Richard V. Campagna
  Candidate Write-In 1,328 0.05% Ralph Nader
Vice President: Peter Miguel Camejo
Party: Independent
  Candidate Write-In 102 0.00% David Keith Cobb
Vice President: Patricia Helen "Pat" LaMarche
Party: Green
  Candidate Write-In 37 0.00% John Joseph Kennedy
Party: Democrat
  Candidate Write-In 22 0.00% Walter F. Brown
Vice President: Mary Alice Herbert
Socialist
  Candidate Write-In 6 0.00% Lawson Mitchell Bone
Total 2,468,002 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 108th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1   Republican   Senator Richard G. Lugar
First elected: 1976; re-elected: 1982, 1988, 1994, 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

Class 3
Seat up for election
  Democrat   Senator Evan Bayh
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2004.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 4 May 2004 Primary
  Elected Democrat 1,496,976 61.65% Senator Evan Bayh
  Candidate Republican 903,913 37.23% Marvin Scott
  Candidate Libertarian 27,344 1.13% Albert Barger
Total 2,428,233 100.00%  

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2004. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 3-term period, All Governors

Chair up for election   Democrat   Governor Joseph E. "Joe" Kernan
Succeeded to the office of Governor upon the death of Governor Frank O'Bannon, 13 September 2003
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 4 May 2004 Primary
  Elected Republican 1,302,912 53.21% Mitchell E. "Mitch" Daniels
  Candidate Democrat 1,113,900 45.49% Governor Joseph E. "Joe" Kernan
  Candidate Libertarian 31,664 1.29% Kenn Gividen
  Candidate Write-In 22 0.00% Velko Kapetanov
Party: Independent
Total 2,448,498 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2004. Elected on a ticket with Governor.

Seat up for election   Democrat   Lieutenant Governor Katherine L. "Kathy" Davis
Appointed by Governor Joe Kernan: 2003
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 4 May 2004 Primary
Nominated Thursday 9 October 2003. Confirmed 20 October 2003 by unanimous vote in both houses of the Indiana General Assembly
  Candidate Democrat     Lieutenant Governor Katherine L. "Kathy" Davis
  Candidate Libertarian     Elaine Badnarik
Mother of Libertarian Presidential candidate Michael Badnarik
  Elected Republican     Becky Skillman

108th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2004, 2006. No Term Limit. 108th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
3 Democrats (3 Renominated);
6 Republicans (6 Renominated)

CD 1
Seat up for election
  Democrat   Congressman Peter J. Visclosky
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
First elected: 1984
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 4 May 2004 Primary
  Elected Democrat 178,406 68.29% Congressman Peter J. Visclosky
  Candidate Republican 82,858 31.71% Mark J. Leyva
Total 261,264 100.00%  

CD 2
Seat up for election
  Republican   Congressman Chris Chocola
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 4 May 2004 Primary
  Elected Republican 140,496 54.17% Congressman Chris Chocola
  Candidate Democrat 115,513 44.54% Joe Donnelly
  Candidate Libertarian 3,346 1.29% Douglas Barnes
Total 259,355 100.00%  

CD 3
Seat up for election
  Republican   Congressman Mark Souder
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
First elected: 1994
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 4 May 2004 Primary
  Elected Republican 171,389 69.21% Congressman Mark Souder
  Candidate Democrat 76,232 30.79% Maria M. Parra
Total 247,621 100.00%  

CD 4
Seat up for election
  Republican   Congressman Steve Buyer
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
First elected: 1992
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 4 May 2004 Primary
  Elected Republican 190,445 69.47% Congressman Steve Buyer
  Candidate Democrat 77,574 28.30% David Sanders
  Candidate Libertarian 6,117 2.23% Kevin R. Fleming
Total 274,136 100.00%  

CD 5
Seat up for election
  Republican   Congressman Dan Burton
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
First elected: 1982
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 4 May 2004 Primary
  Elected Republican 228,718 71.84% Congressman Dan Burton
  Candidate Democrat 82,637 25.96% Katherine Fox Carr
  Candidate Libertarian 7,008 2.20% Rick Hodgin
Total 318,363 100.00%  

CD 6
Seat up for election
  Republican   Congressman Mike Pence
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 4 May 2004 Primary
  Elected Republican 182,529 67.09% Congressman Mike Pence
  Candidate Democrat 85,123 31.29% Melina "Mel" Fox
  Candidate Libertarian 4,397 1.62% Chad "Wick" Roots
Total 272,049 100.00%  

CD 7
Seat up for election
  Democrat   Congressman Julia M. Carson
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
First elected: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 4 May 2004 Primary
  Elected Democrat 121,303 54.35% Congressman Julia M. Carson
  Candidate Republican 97,491 43.68% Andrew "Andy" Horning
  Candidate Libertarian 4,381 1.96% Barry Campbell
Total 223,175 100.00%  

CD 8
Seat up for election
  Republican   Congressman John N. Hostettler
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
First elected: 1994
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 4 May 2004 Primary
  Elected Republican 145,576 53.37% Congressman John N. Hostettler
  Candidate Democrat 121,522 44.55% Jon P. Jennings
  Candidate Libertarian 5,680 2.08% Mark Garvin
Total 272,778 100.00%  

CD 9
Seat up for election
  Democrat   Congressman Baron P. Hill
First elected: 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 4 May 2004 Primary
  Elected Republican 142,197 49.46% Mike Sodrel
  Candidate Democrat 140,772 48.96% Congressman Baron P. Hill
  Candidate Libertarian 4,541 1.58% Al Cox
Total 287,510 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

    Republican   Secretary of State Todd Rokita
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2004

Seat up for election   Republican   Attorney General Steve Carter
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated
  Elected Republican 1,389,640 58.18% Attorney General Steve Carter
  Candidate Democrat 953,500 39.92% Joseph H. Hogsett
  Candidate Libertarian 45,212 1.89% Aaron T. Milewski
Total 2,388,352 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

    Republican   Treasurer Tim Berry
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

    Republican   Auditor Connie Nass
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2004

Seat up for election   Republican   Public Instruction Superintendent Suellen Reed
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
First elected: 1992; re-elected: 1996, 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated
  Elected Republican 1,317,612 56.13% Public Instruction Superintendent Suellen Reed
  Candidate Democrat 962,400 41.00% Susan Williams
  Candidate Libertarian 67,419 2.87% Joe Hauptmann
Total 2,347,431 100.00%  

Clerk of State Supreme Court  4 year term, Final Election Cycle: 2002

    Republican   Clerk of State Supreme Court David C. Lewis
Appointed: 23 November 2003 to fill the vacant seat caused by the resignation of Clerk of State Supreme Court Brian Bishop
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

 


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