The Green Papers
2004 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Wisconsin Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 17 February 20041
Administrative Committee: Friday 11 June 2004
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Kerry, John F.327,438   39.6%32.   36.8%87.  100.0%
Edwards, John283,376   34.3%26.   29.9% 
Dean, Howard150,548   18.2%14.   16.1% 
Kucinich, Dennis J.27,306    3.3%  
Sharpton, Alfred C. "Al"14,691    1.8%  
Clark, Wesley K.12,683    1.5%  
Lieberman, Joe3,928    0.5%  
LaRouche, Lyndon H., Jr.1,629    0.2%  
Moseley Braun, Carol1,589    0.2%  
Gephardt, Richard "Dick"1,259    0.2%  
Uncommitted1,141    0.1%15.   17.2% 
(write-in/others)662    0.1%  
Total826,250  100.0%87.  100.0%87.  100.0%

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Wisconsin Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress


26 May 2004 Unpledged delegate preference update: Kerry: 4. Unpledged delegates appear in the "Soft Unpledged" column.

Kerry wins Wisconsin, Edwards a strong second, with Dean far back in 3d place but still above 15% delegate threshold.

The primary results on this page are from the Wisconsin State Election Board. Last update: 5 March 2004.

Official results from the Wisonsin State Elections Board:
Results from a media source (by CD and statewide):
WISCONSIN Presidential Primary returns from a media source
WISCONSIN Presidential Primary returns from another 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 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.

Delegates  72  32  26  14

Friday 13 June - Saturday 14 June 2003 - Presidential Straw Poll at the 2003 Wisconsin State Convention held at the Four Points Sheraton in Milwaukee. This Straw Poll has no effect on delegate selection. (The Democratic National Committee and all nine campaigns requested that the delegates not participate in the Straw Poll. Two thirds of the delegates honored this request.)

  1. Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean: 203
  2. Massachusetts Senator John Kerry: 50
  3. Ohio Representative Dennis Kucinich: 27
  4. Florida Senator Bob Graham: 19
  5. North Carolina Senator John Edwards: 18
  6. Missouri Representative Richard Gephardt: 10
  7. former Illinois Senator Carol Mosely Braun: 5
  8. Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman: 4
  9. Rev. Al Sharpton: 2


Tuesday 17 February 2004: 72 of 87 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Wisconsin 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.

  • 47 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 8 congressional districts.
    • CD 1: 5
    • CD 2: 8
    • CD 3: 6
    • CD 4: 7
    • CD 5: 5
    • CD 6: 5
    • CD 7: 6
    • CD 8: 5
  • In addition, 25 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 16 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 9 Pledged PLEOs

Friday 11 June 2004 - Administrative Committee

The remaining 15 National Convention delegates consist of

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

These 15 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

Delegation to the National Convention

Wisconsin Delegation (as posted by, 4 July 2004)

Pledged District9172147
Pledged PLEO2349
Pledged At-Large36716
Total Pledged14263272
Alternate Pledged District0178
Alternate Pledged PLEO0000
Alternate Pledged At-Large1225
Total Alternates13913
Unpledged   15
Pages   2
Pledged District 1EdwardsWilliam CobbKenosha, WI
Pledged District 1EdwardsGail GabrelianFranklin, WI
Pledged District 1DeanMarianne OlsonKenosha, WI
Pledged District 1KerryJeanne Sanchez-BellKenosha, WI
Pledged District 1KerryRyan SchroederDelavan, WI
Pledged District 2DeanAnn BatizaMadison, WI
Pledged District 2EdwardsHon. Dave CieslewiczMadison, WI
Pledged District 2KerryHon. Don EggertMadison, WI
Pledged District 2EdwardsConstance Palmer-SmalleyMadison, WI
Pledged District 2EdwardsNehna RaufMadison, WI
Pledged District 2KerryHon. Nathan TimmMazomanie, WI
Pledged District 2KerryMargaret WalkerStoughton, WI
Pledged District 2DeanRussell WallaceMadison, WI
Pledged District 3KerryMargaret BaeckerIndependence, WI
Pledged District 3KerryJill BerkeRiver Falls, WI
Pledged District 3EdwardsKaren DahlViroqua, WI
Pledged District 3DeanRobert JohnsonLaCrosse, WI
Pledged District 3KerryJerry LaPointEau Claire, WI
Pledged District 3EdwardsRobert MillerAlma, WI
Pledged District 4KerryMilton Bond, Jr.Milwaukee, WI
Pledged District 4EdwardsRita CzukasMilwaukee, WI
Pledged District 4KerryPaula DorseyMilwaukee, WI
Pledged District 4KerryPatrick KehoeMilwaukee, WI
Pledged District 4DeanMichael LowreyMilwaukee, WI
Pledged District 4EdwardsGeorge McKinneyMilwaukee, WI
Pledged District 4KerryHon. Victoria ToliverMilwaukee, WI
Pledged District 5DeanRenee CrawfordShorewood, WI
Pledged District 5EdwardsRobert LehmannWaukesha, WI
Pledged District 5KerryCarol LersPewaukee, WI
Pledged District 5KerryHon. Larry NelsonWaukesha, WI
Pledged District 5EdwardsIva RichardsWaukesha, WI
Pledged District 6DeanRobert JomeManitowoc, WI
Pledged District 6KerryJoan KaedingOshkosh, WI
Pledged District 6KerryThomas KitchenFond du Lac, WI
Pledged District 6EdwardsIrene KleinChilton, WI
Pledged District 6EdwardsKeith WilhelmManitowoc, WI
Pledged District 7KerryNed GrossnickleMosinee, WI
Pledged District 7KerryGary HawleyStevens Point, WI
Pledged District 7KerryJolene PlautzMerrill, WI
Pledged District 7DeanHon. Mary ThurmaierStevens Point, WI
Pledged District 7EdwardsHon. Amy Sue VruwinkMilladore, WI
Pledged District 7EdwardsDavid WilleMarshfield, WI
Pledged District 8DeanMary GouldingGreen Bay, WI
Pledged District 8KerryKathy GroatAppleton, WI
Pledged District 8KerryJack KruegerGreen Bay, WI
Pledged District 8EdwardsJane RufeAppleton, WI
Pledged District 8EdwardsDaniel WeidnerBonduel, WI
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Spencer CoggsMilwaukee, WI
Pledged PLEODeanHon. Jon ErpenbachMiddleton, WI
Pledged PLEOKerryJim KreuserKenosha, WI
Pledged PLEODeanHon. Peg LautenschlagerFond du Lac, WI
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Martha LoveMilwaukee, WI
Pledged PLEOEdwardsHon. Mark MeyerLa Crosse, WI
Pledged PLEOKerryMelissa SchroederMerrill, WI
Pledged PLEOEdwardsHon. Jennifer ShillingLa Crosse, WI
Pledged PLEOEdwardsHon. Lena TaylorMilwaukee, WI
Pledged At-LargeEdwardsBryan BrooksSun Prairie, WI
Pledged At-LargeKerryLynn DavisRacine, WI
Pledged At-LargeKerryJessica DoyleMadison, WI
Pledged At-LargeDeanHon. Kathleen FalkMadison, WI
Pledged At-LargeDeanTerri GabrielMilwaukee, WI
Pledged At-LargeKerryGeorge LewisMadison, WI
Pledged At-LargeKerryChristine MarshallMequon, WI
Pledged At-LargeEdwardsKelly McMahonMilwaukee, WI
Pledged At-LargeKerryHarold MooreMilwaukee, WI
Pledged At-LargeKerryJennifer MoralesMilwaukee, WI
Pledged At-LargeKerryDian PalmerBrookfield, WI
Pledged At-LargeEdwardsHon. Martin SchreiberMilwaukee, WI
Pledged At-LargeDeanSteven SinghMadison, WI
Pledged At-LargeEdwardsDonsia Strong-HillMadison, WI
Pledged At-LargeEdwardsHon. Scott TyreMiddleton, WI
Pledged At-LargeEdwardsHon. Peggy WestMilwaukee, WI
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryMarjorie BunceChippewa Falls, WI
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryTimothy DaleyUnion Grove, WI
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryJudith KarofskyMadison, WI
Alternate Pledged DistrictEdwardsBryan KennedyGlendale, WI
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryDawn Marie SassMilwaukee, WI
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryAngela SutkiewiczSheboygan, WI
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerrySteven ToneyNew London, WI
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryRichard TrussoniChaseburg, WI
Alternate Pledged At-LargeKerryVeronica BurkeOnalaska, WI
Alternate Pledged At-LargeEdwardsTerrance CraneyBaraboo, WI
Alternate Pledged At-LargeKerryHon. Robert FyrstMadison, WI
Alternate Pledged At-LargeDeanMichael TateMadison, WI
Alternate Pledged At-LargeEdwardsPaulette TimmMazomanie, WI
Unpledged Add-OnKerryHon. Tom BarrettMilwaukee, WI
Unpledged Add-OnKerryBarbara LawtonAlgoma, WI
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Tammy BaldwinMadisoa, WI
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Ron KindWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Gerald KleczkaWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. David ObeyWashington, DC
Unpledged DNC Member Stan GruszynskiGreen Bay, WI
Unpledged DNC Member Linda HonoldMilwaukee, WI
Unpledged DNC Member Ken OpinMadison, WI
Unpledged DNC Member Mary RasmussenBoyceville, WI
Unpledged DNC Member Tim SullivanVerona, WI
Unpledged DNC Member Paula ZellnerShawano, WI
Unpledged Governor
Delegation Chair
 Hon. Jim DoyleMadison, WI
Unpledged Senator Hon. Russell FeingoldWashington, DC
Unpledged Senator Hon. Herb KohlWashington, DC
Page Janet GanongCudahy, WI
Page Mike PfholMadison, WI

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