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Type Control Indicator
Filing Deadline June 01, 2004 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 02, 2004 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close November 02, 2004 - 11:00pm Central
Term Start January 03, 2005 - 12:00pm
Term End January 03, 2007 - 12:00pm
Last ModifiedRBH July 11, 2019 11:36pm
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Description Republicans picked up 4 seats in the Senate election that coincided with George W. Bush's re-election contest

New Senators with retiring/defeated members:

Ken Salazar (D-CO) replacing Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R)

Mel Martinez (R-FL) replacing Bob Graham (D)

Johnny Isakson (R-GA) replacing Zell Miller (D)

Barack Obama (D-IL) replacing Peter Fitzgerald (R)

David Vitter (R-LA) replacing John Breauz (D)

Richard Burr (R-NC) replacing John Edwards (D)

Tom Coburn (R-OK) replacing Don Nickles (R)

Jim Demint (R-SC) replacing Fritz Hollings (D)

John Thune (R-SD) replacing Tom Daschle (D)

Term end due to Jon Corzine (D-NJ)'s resignation to become Governor of New Jersey.
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Leaning Graph
03/11/2003 11/02/2004
Democratic Party Control 11 1 --1
Republican Party Control 30 15 10 2
Leaning Call: Republican Party Control (85.22%)
Weighted Call: Republican Party Control (99.39%)
Poll Graph

01/04/2004 01/06/2004

Name (I) Republican Party Control Democratic Party Control  
PartyRepublican Democratic  
Campaign Logo  
Certified Votes55 (55.00%) 45 (45.00%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -10 (-10.00%)  
Fusion Votes
Predict Avg.51.00% 48.20%  
Cash On Hand $-- $--  
Entry Date 10/02/2004 10/02/2004  
MATCHUP POLLS (1 from 1 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg36.39%-- 42.59%--  
Rasmussen Reports 
38.00% -- 43.00% --

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Sep 23, 2004 12:00am Analysis Democratic prospects for Hill takeover dim  Article Tony82 
Aug 20, 2004 12:00am Analysis Despite High Hopes, Democrats Face Uphill Fight for Senate  Article Tony82 
Jun 16, 2004 12:00am News House conservatives seek the right Senate  Article Tony82 
Jun 14, 2004 12:00am Commentary Five Months to E-Day: Senate roundup  Article Tony82 
Jun 02, 2004 12:00am News Both Parties Looking Ahead to 2006; Neither Side Will Have Obvious Advantage in Battle for Senate  Article John 
Apr 28, 2004 12:00am News Anti-abortion group backs Murkowski foe  Article New York Democrat 
Apr 22, 2004 12:00am News Eye doctor announces Senate bid  Article New York Democrat 
Apr 12, 2004 12:00am News Pataki's Senate Pick in Trouble  Article New York Democrat 
Apr 11, 2004 12:00am News Senate surprise: Democrats pulling ahead in close races  Article ArmyDem 
Apr 06, 2004 12:00am Commentary A Bumper Crop: Conservative gains in the Senate look likely  Article Tony82 
Apr 06, 2004 12:00am News GOP Senate hopeful blasts Pataki  Article New York Democrat 
Apr 01, 2004 12:00am Commentary Gang of Three [GOP Senate Candidates]  Article Tony82 
Mar 31, 2004 12:00am News Hispanic Toils for Position on Senate Ballot in N.Y  Article New York Democrat 
Mar 24, 2004 12:00am News [AK] State official considers U.S. Senate challenge  Article RP 
Mar 22, 2004 05:15pm General DSCC Touting Its ‘Dream Team’  Article Jason 
Mar 22, 2004 12:00am News Democrats have a shot at Senate majority  Article User 13 
Mar 19, 2004 12:00am News Seeking Senate seat instead of House  Article New York Democrat 
Mar 18, 2004 12:00am News As Quickly as Overnight, a New Democratic Star Is Born  Article New York Democrat 
Mar 10, 2004 12:00am News Salazar will run for Senate  Article New York Democrat 
Mar 08, 2004 12:00am News Chuck and Hill Defy State Dem Stance on Gay Weddings  Article New York Democrat 
Mar 01, 2004 12:00am Advertisement Eye Doc Eyes Run Vs. GOP Underdog  Article New York Democrat 
Feb 24, 2004 12:00am News Benjamin slams Pataki and Treadwell over Senate candidacy  Article New York Democrat 
Feb 20, 2004 12:00am News GOP Race Starved for Attention  Article New York Democrat 
Feb 19, 2004 12:00am News Sen. Boxer Plans to Confound Republicans  Article New York Democrat 
Feb 18, 2004 12:00am News GOP assemblyman to run against Schumer  Article New York Democrat 
Feb 09, 2004 12:00am News Socialite to Take on (Senator) Chuck (Schumer)  Article New York Democrat 
Feb 05, 2004 12:00am News New poll shows Knowles widening lead in Senate race  Article New York Democrat 
Feb 04, 2004 12:00am News State senator used campaign funds for Final Four trip  Article New York Democrat 
Feb 04, 2004 12:00am News Pataki Praises State GOP Chief As Potential Schumer Challenger  Article New York Democrat 
Jan 29, 2004 12:00am News Democrats Look to South in Senate Strategy  Article Scott³ 
Jan 25, 2004 12:00am News Schumer racing toward election bid, away from questions about governor's race  Article New York Democrat 
Jan 14, 2004 12:00am Analysis Aiming for the Hill: Two more Senate seats for the GOP?  Article Summer Intern 
Dec 24, 2003 12:00am Commentary GOP SENATE HOPES  Article Scott³ 
Oct 27, 2003 12:00am News Democrats on defensive in Southern Senate races  Article PragCon 3.0 
Oct 12, 2003 12:00am Commentary Republicans Run From Risk in Some Senate Fights  Article Stephen Yellin 
Oct 06, 2003 12:00am Commentary Women Running for the Senate in 2004  Article Stephen Yellin 
Sep 15, 2003 12:00am Analysis Next Year's Senate Races Giving Both Parties Reason to Worry  Article Tony82 
Sep 08, 2003 12:00am Commentary The Changing Senate Map Brightens Democratic Prospects for 2004-Memo by Jon Corzine  Article Stephen Yellin 
Aug 30, 2003 12:00am Commentary The Peter Principle-GOP Recruitment Blues  Article Stephen Yellin 
Aug 27, 2003 12:00am Statement DSCC-GOP Recruitment Failures Keep Coming  Article Stephen Yellin 
Aug 01, 2003 12:00am Analysis 04 Play  Article Ced 
Jul 25, 2003 12:00am News Corzine: Voinovich and Specter are Vulnerable  Article Stephen Yellin 
Jul 22, 2003 12:00am General DSCC Release-Schaefer Shuts Door on Senate Bid, Republican Doubts About Marin  Article Stephen Yellin 
Jun 03, 2003 04:59pm News DSCC Frontline-June 3, 2003  Article Stephen Yellin 
May 03, 2003 06:04pm Analysis Inside Report: No Democratic Senate  Article Tony82 
Apr 30, 2003 03:31pm Opinion DSCC Frontline-Maxwell may run for MO Senate, among other things  Not Available Stephen Yellin