The Green Papers
2004 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Tennessee Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 10 February 20041
State Executive Committee: Saturday 6 March 2004
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Kerry, John F.151,527   41.0%31.   36.5%85.  100.0%
Edwards, John97,914   26.5%20.   23.5% 
Clark, Wesley K.85,315   23.1%18.   21.2% 
Dean, Howard16,128    4.4%  
Sharpton, Alfred C. "Al"6,107    1.7%  
Lieberman, Joe3,213    0.9%  
Uncommitted2,727    0.7%16.   18.8% 
Moseley Braun, Carol2,490    0.7%  
Kucinich, Dennis J.2,279    0.6%  
Gephardt, Richard "Dick"1,402    0.4%  
LaRouche, Lyndon H., Jr.283    0.1%  
Total369,385  100.0%85.  100.0%85.  100.0%

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Tennessee Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress


26 May 2004 Unpledged delegate preference update: Kerry: 2. Unpledged delegates appear in the "Soft Unpledged" column.

Kerry easy victor in Tennessee;
Edwards pulling away from Clark for 2d;
other candidates, all below 15% delegate threshold, trail badly

Results from an official source:
Results from a media source (statewide and CD):
Results from a media source (statewide):

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 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 10 February 2004: 69 of 85 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Tennessee 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.

  • 45 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: 4
    • CD 2: 5
    • CD 3: 5
    • CD 4: 5
    • CD 5: 6
    • CD 6: 5
    • CD 7: 4
    • CD 8: 5
    • CD 9: 6
  • In addition, 24 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 15 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 9 Pledged PLEOs

Other February 2004 Events: 14 February - County Conventions, 28 February - District Conventions.


Saturday 6 March 2004 - State Executive Committee

The remaining 16 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 15 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 8 Democratic National Committee members
    • 5 Members of Congress (0 Senators and 5 Representatives)
    • 1 Governor
    • 1 Distinguished Party Leader (former Vice President Al Gore)
  • 1 Unpledged "add-on" (selected during the State Democratic Executive Committee).

These 16 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

Delegation to the National Convention

Tennessee Delegation (as posted by, 4 July 2004)

Pledged District12132045
Pledged PLEO2349
Pledged At-Large44715
Total Pledged18203169
Alternate Pledged District2237
Alternate Pledged PLEO0000
Alternate Pledged At-Large1124
Total Alternates33511
Unpledged   15
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Pledged District 1KerryLarry MullinsMorristown, TN
Pledged District 1EdwardsSue O'DellBlountville, TN
Pledged District 1KerryHeather O'TooleJohnson City, TN
Pledged District 1EdwardsLee PorterfieldJonesborough, TN
Pledged District 2KerryKevin Garrett BarryKnoxville, TN
Pledged District 2ClarkKathleen BishopTellico Plains, TN
Pledged District 2KerryDixie DammLenoir City, TN
Pledged District 2ClarkDanny Garland, IIKnoxville, TN
Pledged District 2EdwardsSchree PettigrewKnoxville, TN
Pledged District 3EdwardsEric ArmstrongCleveland, TN
Pledged District 3ClarkHon. Greg BarkerCopperhill, TN
Pledged District 3ClarkRebecca BumgardnerChattanooga, TN
Pledged District 3KerryWeldon MarkhamChattanooga, TN
Pledged District 3KerryBetty WatkinsNew Market, TN
Pledged District 4ClarkD. Nathan CunninghamManchester, TN
Pledged District 4EdwardsHon. Nancy Van HooserTracy City, TN
Pledged District 4EdwardsBill KillianJasper, TN
Pledged District 4KerryJustin WallingSpencer, TN
Pledged District 4KerryAnna Rachel YorkCrossville, TN
Pledged District 5KerryEdwin BryanNashville, TN
Pledged District 5ClarkFaye Marie FreyNashville, TN
Pledged District 5ClarkThomas MaynardNashville, TN
Pledged District 5EdwardsMartha Brooke PerryPegram, TN
Pledged District 5KerryMarilyn RobinsonNashville, TN
Pledged District 5EdwardsAusbon StarlingNashville, TN
Pledged District 6KerryJennifer Brewer AllenLewisburg, TN
Pledged District 6KerryNorman FerrisMurfreesboro, TN
Pledged District 6EdwardsMichelle HaynesGallatin, TN
Pledged District 6EdwardsMichael LambChapel Hill, TN
Pledged District 6ClarkAnthony Francis PegelMurfreesboro, TN
Pledged District 7ClarkChristopher CampbellDecaturville, TN
Pledged District 7KerryDavid DavidsonAshland City, TN
Pledged District 7EdwardsMary ParkerBrentwood, TN
Pledged District 7KerryDana SmythFranklin, TN
Pledged District 8KerryImogene HarrisMilan, TN
Pledged District 8EdwardsT. Robert HillJackson, TN
Pledged District 8KerryJohn LankfordParis, TN
Pledged District 8ClarkBrandi RedmonDover, TN
Pledged District 8EdwardsBetsy ReidBrownsville, TN
Pledged District 9KerryYvonne AceyMemphis, TN
Pledged District 9KerryDavid CockeMemphis, TN
Pledged District 9ClarkCherry DavisMemphis, TN
Pledged District 9KerryJohn FreemanMemphis, TN
Pledged District 9ClarkWilliam LarshaMemphis, TN
Pledged District 9KerryJeanne RichardsonMemphis, TN
Pledged PLEOEdwardsKathryn BowersMemphis, TN
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Henri BrooksMemphis, TN
Pledged PLEOKerryBarbara CooperMemphis, TN
Pledged PLEOKerryJanice DavisNashville, TN
Pledged PLEOClarkHon. John FarrisMemphis, TN
Pledged PLEOClarkHon. Thelma HarperNashville, TN
Pledged PLEOEdwardsJoe HaynesGoodlettsville, TN
Pledged PLEOEdwardsKim McMillanClarksville, TN
Pledged PLEOKerryMichael TurnerOld Hickory, TN
Pledged At-LargeClarkHon. Carol AndrewsNashville, TN
Pledged At-LargeClarkJoe ArmstrongKnoxville, TN
Pledged At-LargeKerryHon. Mabel ArroyoFranklin, TN
Pledged At-LargeEdwardsGloria BishopLaVergne, TN
Pledged At-LargeClarkHon. Gale Jones CarsonMemphis, TN
Pledged At-LargeEdwardsLexie CarterMemphis, TN
Pledged At-LargeKerrySteve CohenMemphis, TN
Pledged At-LargeEdwardsHon. Richard Hulon DonnellJackson, TN
Pledged At-LargeKerryNewton Jake FordMemphis, TN
Pledged At-LargeKerryHon. Stacey Arlene GarrettNashville, TN
Pledged At-LargeEdwardsKrystal Monique HairstonNashville, TN
Pledged At-LargeClarkHazel LongstreetMemphis, TN
Pledged At-LargeKerryHazel ThomasNashville, TN
Pledged At-LargeKerryHon. Nikki TinkerMemphis, TN
Pledged At-LargeKerryRobert TukeNashville, TN
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryMarianne BouldinNashville, TN
Alternate Pledged DistrictClarkPaula CollierMcMinnville, TN
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryRobert GillMemphis, TN
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryGrayson HansardDover, TN
Alternate Pledged DistrictEdwardsCharlene KilpatrickChattanooga, TN
Alternate Pledged DistrictEdwardsRobert VestLenoir City, TN
Alternate Pledged DistrictClarkRonda WorshamLafayette, TN
Alternate Pledged At-LargeKerryDelainia DavisKnoxville, TN
Alternate Pledged At-LargeKerryJimmy NaifehCovington, TN
Alternate Pledged At-LargeClarkRandy RinksSavannah, TN
Alternate Pledged At-LargeEdwardsMyra StilesMemphis, TN
Unpledged Add-on Jerry LeeFairview, TN
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Jim CooperNashville, TN
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Lincoln DavisJamestown, TN
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Harold FordWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Bart GordonWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. John TannerArlington, VA
Unpledged Distinguished Party Leader Hon. Al GoreNashville, TN
Unpledged DNC Member
Delegation Chair
 Randy ButtonKingston, TN
Unpledged DNC Member Will CheekNashville, TN
Unpledged DNC Member Inez CrutchfieldNashville, TN
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Lois DeBerryNashville, TN
Unpledged DNC Member Jimmie FarrisMemphis, TN
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Myron LoweryMemphis, TN
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. William OwenKnoxville, TN
Unpledged Governor
Delegation Chair
 Hon. Phil BredesenNashville, TN
Page Antwon BaileyHendersonville, TN
Page Christy HoldenFairview, TN

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