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Parents > United States > Florida > Senate Class III
OfficeSenate
Type General Election
Filing Deadline May 07, 2004 - 12:00pm
Polls Open November 02, 2004 - 06:00am
Polls Close November 02, 2004 - 06:00pm
Term Start January 03, 2005 - 11:00am
Term End September 09, 2009 - 11:00am
Turnout 85.28% Registered 42.91% Total Population
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
Last ModifiedJ.R. September 11, 2009 04:35pm
Data Sources[Link]
Description Mel Martinez resigned and left the Senate in September 2009.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/03/1998
NameBob Graham Votes2,436,407 (62.47%)
Term01/03/1999 - 01/03/2005 Margin972,652 (+24.94%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won08/27/2009
NameGeorge LeMieux Votes1 (100.00%)
Term09/10/2009 - 01/03/2011 Margin1 (+100.00%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Aug 31, 2004 FL US Senate - R Primary Mel Martinez
Aug 31, 2004 FL US Senate - D Primary Betty Castor
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KEY RACE? 9.9048004150 Average
LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
Leaning Graph
01/10/2003 11/02/2004
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Betty Castor 48 12 2 --
Mel Martinez 31 8 3 --
Leaning Call: Betty Castor (58.21%)
Weighted Call: Betty Castor (83.96%)
MATCHUP POLL GRAPH
Poll Graph

03/30/2004 10/31/2004

CANDIDATES
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Name Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Mel Martinez Commissioner of Education Betty Castor Dennis F. Bradley (W) Mark Stufft (W) Nancy Travis (W) Rachele Fruit (W) Piotr Blass
PartyRepublican Democratic Veterans' Independent Independent Socialist Workers Independent
Uncertified Votes3,672,864 (49.43%) 3,590,201 (48.32%) 166,642 (2.24%) 119 (0.00%) 27 (0.00%) 25 (0.00%) 16 (0.00%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -82,663 (-1.11%) -3,506,222 (-47.19%) -3,672,745 (-49.43%) -3,672,837 (-49.43%) -3,672,839 (-49.43%) -3,672,848 (-49.43%)
Predict Avg.51.52% 47.85% 0.50% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand 8/11 $2,348,125.00 8/11 $760,214.00 6/30 $258.00 $-- $-- $-- $--
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MATCHUP POLLS (27 from 13 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg45.49%-- 45.60%-- 2.10%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%--
Survey USA 
10/29/04-10/31/04
48.00% 1.0 48.00% 2.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Zogby International 
10/28/04-10/31/04
46.00% 1.0 46.00% 2.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Zogby International 
10/27/04-10/30/04
45.00% -- 48.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
New York Times Regional Papers / Florida Poll 
10/23/04-10/27/04
43.50% -- 46.60% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Mason-Dixon 
10/26/04-10/27/04
46.70% 1.7 46.40% 1.4 1.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Quinnipiac University 
10/22/04-10/26/04
49.00% 2.0 46.00% 1.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
R TurnerforCongress
D George Steinbrenner, III [L]
REFS Servo
  South Florida Sun-Sentinel
  Democracy for America
  Gainesville Sun
  Miami Herald
Veg Thomas Walker

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Oct 15, 2004 12:00am News Martinez ad steps up attack on Castor  Article None Entered 
Oct 12, 2004 12:00am News Martinez's political fate in Senate race tied to president  Article Qbanito 
Oct 10, 2004 12:00am Endorsement Orlando Sentinel: Martinez for Senate  Article Some say... 
Sep 24, 2004 12:00am News Martinez agrees to debate Castor with Russert  Article CBlock941 
Sep 21, 2004 12:00am News Martinez rejects Oct. 28 TV debate with Castor  Article Qbanito 
Sep 21, 2004 12:00am News Castor touts homeland security, questions Martinez's priorities in new ads  Article Qbanito 

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