United States House of Representatives elections, 2004

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004

Infobox Election
election_name = United States House of Representatives elections, 2004
country = United States
type = legislative
ongoing = no
previous_election = United States House of Representatives elections, 2002
previous_year = 2002
next_election = United States House of Representatives elections, 2006
next_year = 2006
seats_for_election = All 435 seats to the United States House of Representatives
election_date = November 2, 2004

leader1 = Dennis Hastert
party1 = Republican Party (United States)
leaders_seat1 = Illinois-14th
last_election1 = 229 seats, 52.6%
seats1 = 232
seat_change1 = +3
popular_vote1 = 55,713,412
percentage1 = 53.3%
swing1 = +0.7%

leader2 = Nancy Pelosi
party2 = Democratic Party (United States)
leaders_seat2 = California-8th
last_election2 = 204 seats, 46.9%
seats2 = 202
seat_change2 = -2
popular_vote2 = 52,745,121
percentage2 = 46.6%
swing2 = -0.3%

title = Speaker
before_election = Dennis Hastert
before_party = Republican Party (United States)
after_election = Dennis Hastert
after_party = Republican Party (United States)

Summary of party change of U.S. house seats in the 2004 House election.Elections to the United States House of Representatives for the 109th Congress were held on November 2, 2004. The House of Representatives has 435 seats. In the 108th Congress, Republicans held 227 seats, Democrats held 205, with two Republican vacancies and one independent. As a consequence of this election, the 109th Congress began composed of 232 Republicans, 201 Democrats, one independent (who caucuses with the Democrats), and one vacancy (Democratic Representative Bob Matsui won reelection, but died on January 1 2005, just three days before the beginning of the 109th Congress.). The Republicans thereby built up their House majority by 3 seats (gaining 8 but losing 5).

Democrats gained two seats net, gaining open seats in Colorado, South Dakota (through a 2004 special election) and New York and ousting incumbents in Georgia and Illinois. Republicans gained an open seat in Kentucky and ousted an incumbent in Indiana. A pair of seats in Louisiana swapped party control.

On the same date were the 2004 Presidential election, the 2004 Senate election, and many state gubernatorial elections.

Overall results

Voting members

Key to party abbreviations: AI=American Independent, C=Constitution, D=Democratic, G=Green, I=Independent, IP=Independence Party, PF=Peace and Freedom Party, L=Libertarian, R=Republican.

Key to color code: Blue=Democratic pickup; Red=Republican pickup.











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