The Green Papers
2004 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Connecticut Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 2 March 20041
Post Primary Caucus: Wednesday 14 April 2004
State Central Committee: Wednesday 12 May 2004
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Kerry, John F.75,860   58.3%35.   56.5%62.  100.0%
Edwards, John30,844   23.7%14.   22.6% 
Lieberman, Joe6,705    5.2%  
Dean, Howard5,166    4.0%  
Kucinich, Dennis J.4,133    3.2%  
Sharpton, Alfred C. "Al"3,312    2.5%  
Clark, Wesley K.1,546    1.2%  
LaRouche, Lyndon H., Jr.1,467    1.1%  
Uncommitted990    0.8%13.   21.0% 
Total130,023  100.0%62.  100.0%62.  100.0%

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Connecticut Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress


26 May 2004 Unpledged delegate preference update: Kerry: 3. Unpledged delegates appear in the "Soft Unpledged" column.

Official statewide results from the Connecticut Secretary of State. CD results from unofficial sources. Last update 15 April 2004.

Results from an official source:
Results from an official source:

Results from a media source:

Here's how we compute the delegate count:

  1. A candidate must receive 15% or more of the total popular vote to qualify for delegates. Discard votes cast for those candidates who do not meet the threshold.
  2. Allocate Congressional District delegates from the qualified vote in each district. Allocate Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates using the state-wide qualified vote.
  3. In each jurisdiction (CD and statewide):
    1. Total qualified vote = total votes cast for the qualifying candidates in the jurisdiction.
    2. Allocation = (delegates for the jurisdiction) × (candidate's popular vote) ÷ (total qualified vote).
    3. Assign each candidate the WHOLE NUMBER of delegates.
    4. If delegates remain, allocate each of the remaining delegates to those candidates with the LARGEST REMAINDERS.

Delegates  49  35  14



Tuesday 2 March 2004: 49 of 62 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Connecticut Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level.

  • 32 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 5 congressional districts.
    • CD 1: 7
    • CD 2: 6
    • CD 3: 7
    • CD 4: 6
    • CD 5: 6
  • In addition, 17 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 11 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 6 Pledged PLEOs
Wednesday 14 April 2004: Post Primary Caucus. Selection of District-Level Dele­gates.

Wednesday 12 May 2004 - Delegation Meeting

The remaining 13 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 12 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 7 Democratic National Committee members
    • 4 Members of Congress (2 Senators and 2 Representatives)
    • 0 Governors
    • 1 Distinguished Party Leader
  • 1 Unpledged "add-on" (selected during the Democratic State Central).

These 13 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

Delegation to the National Convention

Connecticut Delegation (as posted by, 4 July 2004)

Pledged District92332
Pledged PLEO246
Pledged At-Large3811
Total Pledged143549
Alternate Pledged District156
Alternate Pledged PLEO000
Alternate Pledged At-Large123
Total Alternates279
Unpledged  13
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Pledged District 1EdwardsCarmen BoudierBloomfield, CT
Pledged District 1KerryYolanda CastilloHartford, CT
Pledged District 1KerryJohn DroneyWest Hartford, CT
Pledged District 1KerryBrenda HamiltonMiddletown, CT
Pledged District 1KerryEssie LabrotWest Hartford, CT
Pledged District 1KerryHon. Eddie PerezHartford, CT
Pledged District 1EdwardsLarry PriceWest Hartford, CT
Pledged District 2EdwardsHon. Joe CourtneyVernon, CT
Pledged District 2KerryRosemary CoyleColchester, CT
Pledged District 2EdwardsJaneen Nolan OlsenClinton, CT
Pledged District 2KerryJohn OlsenClinton, CT
Pledged District 2KerryNick PaindirisGlastonbury, CT
Pledged District 2KerrySharon PalmerQuarker Hill, CT
Pledged District 3EdwardsThomas CaruselloWaterbury, CT
Pledged District 3KerryGary CollinsMiddletown, CT
Pledged District 3KerryHon. John DeStefanoNew Haven, CT
Pledged District 3EdwardsSandra GebhardtNew Haven, CT
Pledged District 3KerryHon. Toni HarpNew Haven, CT
Pledged District 3KerryAllen PageHamden, CT
Pledged District 3KerryLori PelletierMiddletown, CT
Pledged District 4KerryMartha AasenWestport, CT
Pledged District 4KerryNancy DiNardoTrumbull, CT
Pledged District 4KerryMary FabriziBridgeport, CT
Pledged District 4KerryHon. Dannel MalloyStamford, CT
Pledged District 4KerryBrian PetronellaNorwalk, CT
Pledged District 4EdwardsJay RiddleShelton, CT
Pledged District 5KerryShirley BlackNew Britain, CT
Pledged District 5KerryPeter CarozzaCheshire, CT
Pledged District 5KerryHon. Silvia CruzNew Britain, CT
Pledged District 5EdwardsAudrey Honig GeragosianNew Britain, CT
Pledged District 5KerrySalvatore LucianoWatertown, CT
Pledged District 5EdwardsHon. J. Paul VanceWaterbury, CT
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Richard BlumenthalGreenwich, CT
Pledged PLEOEdwardsHon. Gary LeBeauEast Hartford, CT
Pledged PLEOEdwardsHon. Martin LooneyNew Haven, CT
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Denise NappierHartford, CT
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Kevin SullivanWest Hartford, CT
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Nancy WymanTolland, CT
Pledged At-LargeKerryHon. James AmannHartford, CT
Pledged At-LargeKerryHon. Susan BysiewiczMiddletown, CT
Pledged At-LargeKerryKenneth DagliereEast Haven, CT
Pledged At-LargeKerryHon. Gay Story HamiltonUncasville, CT
Pledged At-LargeKerryHon. Moira LyonsStamford, CT
Pledged At-LargeKerryGlenn MarshallWoodbridge, CT
Pledged At-LargeEdwardsAnna MontalvoBridgeport, CT
Pledged At-LargeEdwardsRajinder RinttarVernon, CT
Pledged At-LargeEdwardsNorma Rodriguez-ReyesNew Haven, CT
Pledged At-LargeKerryJoelle SchmitzEnfield, CT
Pledged At-LargeKerryClare SerrantinoCromwell, CT
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryAudrey BlondinTorrington, CT
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryLeo CantyWindsor, CT
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryGloria CollinsVernon, CT
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryRobert RoseWestport, CT
Alternate Pledged DistrictEdwardsHon. Patrick Louis TallaritaEnfield, CT
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerrySusan VoigtNew Haven, CT
Alternate Pledged At-LargeKerryJulie KushnerDanbury, CT
Alternate Pledged At-LargeKerryDavid NybergNew Haven, CT
Alternate Pledged At-LargeEdwardsLon SeidmanEssex, CT
Unpledged Add-on Hon. Demetrius GiannarosFarmington, CT
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Rosa DeLauroNew Haven, CT
Unpledged Congressman Hon. John LarsonHartford, CT
Unpledged Distinguished Party Leader Hon. Christopher DoddWashington, DC
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Anthony AvalloneMilford, CT
Unpledged DNC Member Bernice BowmanWest Haven, CT
Unpledged DNC Member Ellen CamhiStamford, CT
Unpledged DNC Member Martin DunleavyWashington, DC
Unpledged DNC Member
Delegation Chair
 Hon. George JepsenHartford, CT
Unpledged DNC Member Mona MohibWashington, DC
Unpledged DNC Member Dorothy MrowkaColchester, CT
Unpledged DNC Member Phil WheelerMiddle Haddam, CT
Unpledged Senator Hon. Joseph LiebermanWashington, DC
Page Hon. Kevin GraffGlastanberg, CT
Page Shirley SteinmetzWethersfield, CT

Congressional Districts  

Congressional Districts re: Counties (and- in some cases- Minor Civil Divisions)

County orDistrict(s)
Minor Civil Division
Fairfield County  
Bethel CD 5
Bridgeport CD 4
Brookfield CD 5
Danbury CD 5
Darien CD 4
Easton CD 4
Fairfield CD 4
Greenwich CD 4
Monroe CD 4
New Canaan CD 4
New Fairfield CD 5
Newtown CD 5
Norwalk CD 4
Redding CD 4
Ridgefield CD 4
Shelton CDs 3 & 4
Sherman CD 5
Stamford CD 4
Stratford CD 3
Trumbull CD 4
Weston CD 4
Westport CD 4
Wilton CD 4
Hartford County  
Avon CD 5
Berlin CD 1
Bloomfield CD 1
Bristol CD 1
Burlington CD 5
Canton CD 5
East Granby CD 1
East Hartford CD 1
East Windsor CD 1
Enfield CD 2
Farmington CD 5
Glastonbury CDs 1 & 2
Granby CD 1
Hartford CD 1
Hartland CD 1
Manchester CD 1
Marlborough CD 2
New Britain CD 5
Newington CD 1
Plainville CD 5
Rocky Hill CD 1
Simsbury CD 5
Southington CD 1
South Windsor CD 1
Suffield CD 2
West Hartford CD 1
Wethersfield CD 1
Windsor CD 1
Windsor Locks CD 1
Litchfield County  
Barkhamsted CD 1
Bethlehem CD 5
Bridgewater CD 5
Canaan CD 5
Colebrook CD 1
Cornwall CD 5
Goshen CD 5
Harwinton CD 5
Kent CD 5
Litchfield CD 5
Morris CD 5
New Hartford CD 1
New Milford CD 5
Norfolk CD 5
North Canaan CD 5
Plymouth CD 5
Roxbury CD 5
Salisbury CD 5
Sharon CD 5
Thomaston CD 5
Torrington CDs 1 & 5
Warren CD 5
Washington CD 5
Watertown CD 5
Winchester CD 1
Woodbury CD 5
Middlesex County  
Chester CD 2
Clinton CD 2
Cromwell CD 1
Deep River CD 2
Durham CDs 2 & 3
East Haddam CD 2
East Hampton CD 2
Essex CD 2
Haddam CD 2
Killingworth CD 2
Middlefield CD 3
Middletown CDs 1 & 3
Old Saybrook CD 2
Portland CD 1
Westbrook CD 2
New Haven County  
Ansonia CD 3
Beacon Falls CD 3
Bethany CD 3
Branford CD 3
Cheshire CD 5
Derby CD 3
East Haven CD 3
Guilford CD 3
Hamden CD 3
Madison CD 2
Meriden CD 5
Middlebury CD 5
Milford CD 3
Naugatuck CD 3
New Haven CD 3
North Branford CD 3
North Haven CD 3
Orange CD 3
Oxford CD 4
Prospect CD 3
Seymour CD 3
Southbury CD 5
Wallingford CD 3
Waterbury CDs 3 & 5
West Haven CD 3
Wolcott CD 5
Woodbridge CD 3
New London County  
entire county: CD 2
Tolland County  
entire county: CD 2
Windham County  
entire county: CD 2

1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.


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