The Green Papers
2004 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Missouri Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 3 February 20041
State Committee: Saturday 3 April 2004
State Convention: Saturday 17 April 2004
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Kerry, John F.211,745   50.6%51.   58.0%88.  100.0%
Edwards, John103,088   24.6%23.   26.1% 
Dean, Howard36,288    8.7%  
Clark, Wesley K.18,340    4.4%  
Lieberman, Joe14,727    3.5%  
Sharpton, Alfred C. "Al"14,308    3.4%  
Gephardt, Richard "Dick"8,281    2.0%  
Kucinich, Dennis J.4,875    1.2%  
Uncommitted4,311    1.0%14.   15.9% 
Moseley Braun, Carol1,088    0.3%  
LaRouche, Lyndon H., Jr.953    0.2%  
Penna, Fern335    0.1%  
Total418,339  100.0%88.  100.0%88.  100.0%

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Missouri Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress


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

The Popular Vote above is based on official returns from the Missouri Secretary of State for the 3 February Primary

Results from an official source:
Statewide results from a media source:
CD results from a media source:

Here is 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 qualify.
  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.




Tuesday 3 February 2004: 74 of 88 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Missouri 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.

  • 48 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 9 congressional districts.
    • CD 1: 7
    • CD 2: 5
    • CD 3: 6
    • CD 4: 5
    • CD 5: 6
    • CD 6: 5
    • CD 7: 4
    • CD 8: 5
    • CD 9: 5
  • In addition, 26 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 16 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 10 Pledged PLEOs

Saturday 3 April 2004: Democratic State Committee meets to elect 2 unpledged add-on delegates.


Saturday 17 April 2004: State Convention.

The remaining 14 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 12 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 6 Democratic National Committee members
    • 4 Members of Congress (0 Senators and 4 Representatives)
    • 1 Governor
    • 1 Distinguished Party Leaders
  • 2 Unpledged "add-on"s (selected by the Democratic State Committee on 3 April).

These 14 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

Delegation to the National Convention

Missouri Delegation (as posted by, 4 July 2004)

Pledged District153348
Pledged PLEO369
Pledged At-Large51116
Total Pledged235073
Alternate Pledged District088
Alternate Pledged PLEO000
Alternate Pledged At-Large235
Total Alternates21113
Unpledged  14
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Pledged District 1KerryBurton BoxermanOlivette, MO
Pledged District 1KerryHon. Maida ColemanSt. Louis, MO
Pledged District 1KerryTalibdin El-AminSt. Louis, MO
Pledged District 1KerryBrian FletcherFerguson, MO
Pledged District 1KerryHon. Lee Etta HoskinsBerkeley, MO
Pledged District 1KerryHon. Robert Lowery, Sr.Florissant, MO
Pledged District 1KerryGwendolyn ReedSt. Louis, MO
Pledged District 2KerryHon. John HannekeSt. Charles, MO
Pledged District 2KerryMark MilesSt. Charles, MO
Pledged District 2KerryLoraine MillerManchester, MO
Pledged District 2EdwardsMartha OttChesterfield, MO
Pledged District 2KerryAsma RazaChesterfield, MO
Pledged District 3KerrySally BarkerSt. Louis, MO
Pledged District 3KerryBeverly BuchheitSt. Louis, MO
Pledged District 3EdwardsEdward KoellerSt. Louis, MO
Pledged District 3KerrySteve MarkusPevely, MO
Pledged District 3KerryRobert NugentBloomsdale, MO
Pledged District 3EdwardsElizabeth Van UumClayton, MO
Pledged District 4KerryBarbara BunchClinton, MO
Pledged District 4EdwardsChad ChitwoodGrain Valley, MO
Pledged District 4EdwardsJennifer McNayJamestown, MO
Pledged District 4KerryMark RogersLebanon, MO
Pledged District 4KerryMaurice SchulteJefferson City, MO
Pledged District 5KerryJuanita ClarkeKansas City, MO
Pledged District 5KerryDarrell CurlsKansas City, MO
Pledged District 5EdwardsJoe HudsonLee's Summit, MO
Pledged District 5KerryHila NewmanKansas City, MO
Pledged District 5EdwardsHon. Renee PalukaIndependence, MO
Pledged District 5KerryLyle QuerryLee's Summit, MO
Pledged District 6KerryDonna CushmanKansas City, MO
Pledged District 6EdwardsAntonia McCauleyBlue Springs, MO
Pledged District 6EdwardsJames MonteeSt. Joseph, MO
Pledged District 6KerryJane QuickLiberty, MO
Pledged District 6KerryWillie YoungLiberty, MO
Pledged District 7EdwardsRose Marie CarmichaelSpringfield, MO
Pledged District 7KerrySue CowenJoplin, MO
Pledged District 7KerrySteve DanielsCarl Junction, MO
Pledged District 7EdwardsJim KreiderNixa, MO
Pledged District 8EdwardsJon HaglerSt. James, MO
Pledged District 8KerryNate HincheyJackson, MO
Pledged District 8KerryNatalie HunterNew Madrid, MO
Pledged District 8EdwardsDottie McWherterIronton, MO
Pledged District 8KerryJim PembertonSenath, MO
Pledged District 9KerryLarry FosterMoberly, MO
Pledged District 9EdwardsFred HicksColumbia, MO
Pledged District 9KerryLinda JacobsenSt. Charles, MO
Pledged District 9EdwardsElizabeth KerryColumbia, MO
Pledged District 9KerryHon. Patricia LensmeyerColumbia, MO
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Kay BarnesKansas City, MO
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Jean CarnahanSt. Louis, MO
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Charlie DooleyClayton, MO
Pledged PLEOKerryClara IchordWaynesville, MO
Pledged PLEOEdwardsHon. Rick JohnsonHigh Ridge, MO
Pledged PLEOEdwardsHon. Joe MaxwellJefferson City, MO
Pledged PLEOEdwardsHon. Susan MonteeSt. Joseph, MO
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Jeremiah NixonJefferson City, MO
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Francis SlaySt. Louis, MO
Pledged At-LargeKerryHon. Craig BlandKansas City, MO
Pledged At-LargeEdwardsReggie BumgarnerFordland, MO
Pledged At-LargeEdwardsValerie ChowKansas City, MO
Pledged At-LargeKerryVelda CookKansas City, MO
Pledged At-LargeKerryJoseph HuntSt. Louis, MO
Pledged At-LargeKerryGulten IlhanChesterfield, MO
Pledged At-LargeKerryHon. Robin Wright JonesSt. Louis, MO
Pledged At-LargeKerrySarah LangfellnerWarrensburg, MO
Pledged At-LargeEdwardsJessica PostEllisville, MO
Pledged At-LargeKerryMichael SchmidBallwin, MO
Pledged At-LargeEdwardsHon. Tracy SmithShelbina, MO
Pledged At-LargeKerrySondra VaughtRepublic, MO
Pledged At-LargeKerryHon. Lee ViorelHannibal, MO
Pledged At-LargeEdwardsChristy WelliverColumbia, MO
Pledged At-LargeKerryMartha WestSt. Louis, MO
Pledged At-LargeKerryKenneth WorleyFortuna, MO
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryHon. Patricia AllenKennett, MO
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryArthur ArmstrongParkville, MO
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryCarl CalcaraKansas City, MO
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryEdward JanosikSpringfield, MO
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryTishaura JonesSt. Louis, MO
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryFloyd LawsonParis, MO
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryRobert LevineManchester, MO
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryCynthia MillentreeLexington, MO
Alternate Pledged At-LargeEdwardsLisa CooperSpringfield, MO
Alternate Pledged At-LargeKerryEtha EatonLiberty, MO
Alternate Pledged At-LargeKerryGreg JungSt. Louis, MO
Alternate Pledged At-LargeKerryHon. Yvonne WilsonKansas City, MO
Alternate Pledged At-LargeEdwardsBrenda WoemmelCape Girardeau, MO
Unpledged Add-on Luana GiffordJefferson City, MO
Unpledged Add-on Nelson ThompsonKansas City, MO
Unpledged Congressman Hon. William Lacy ClayWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman
Delegation Chair
 Hon. Richard GephardtWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Karen McCarthyWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Ike SkeltonWashington, DC
Unpledged DNC Member Doug BrooksJoplin, MO
Unpledged DNC Member Mark BryantKansas City, MO
Unpledged DNC Member Joe CarmichaelSpringfield, MO
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Sharon CarpenterSt. Louis, MO
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Emanuel CleaverKansas City, MO
Unpledged DNC Member Sandra QuerryLee's Summit, MO
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. May Scheve ReardonSt. Louis, MO
Unpledged Governor Hon. Bob HoldenJefferson City, MO

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


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