Republican Party (United States) presidential primaries, 2004

Infobox Election
election_name = Republican Presidential Primaries, 2004
country = United States
type = presidential
ongoing = no
previous_election = Republican Party (United States) presidential primaries, 2000
previous_year = 2000
next_election = Republican Party (United States) presidential primaries, 2008
next_year = 2008
election_date =

The United States of America (U.S.) Republican Party presidential nomination, 2004 was the series of primaries and caucuses that determined who was to be chosen at the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City as the Republican Party's candidate in the U.S. presidential election, 2004. Incumbent President George W. Bush, the presumptive nominee, won the nomination without significant opposition.

Candidates

*Running
**George W. Bush of Texas announced he would campaign for re-election in mid-2003; he faced no major challengers. He then went on, throughout early 2004, to win every nomination contest, including a sweep of Super Tuesday, beating back the vacuum of challengers and maintaining the recent tradition of an easy primary for incumbent Presidents (the last time an incumbent was seriously challenged was when Senator Ted Kennedy challenged Jimmy Carter for the Democratic nomination in 1980). One interesting fact was that Bush managed to raise US$130 million in 2003 alone, and expected to set a national primary fund-raising record of $200 million by the time of the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City.
**Blake Ashby of Missouri had strong showings in the New Hampshire primary and on Mini-Tuesday compared to the other candidates.
**Richard Bosa of New Hampshire placed second and gained over 1% of the vote in the New Hampshire primary.
**John Buchanan of Florida placed third and also received over 1% of the vote in the New Hampshire primary.
**Edie Bukewihge of California also ran, seeking to defeat George W Bush in the primary election. However, her candidacy had been largely ignored by the party, and there was not an active campaign for the Republican nomination.
**Michael Callis of New Hampshire was a top ten finisher in the New Hampshire primary.
**Robert Haines of New Hampshire placed fifth in the New Hampshire primary.
**Millie Howard of Ohio was a top ten finisher in the New Hampshire primary.
**Tom Laughlin of California was a top ten finisher in the New Hampshire primary.
**John Rigazio of New Hampshire placed fourth and got over 1% of the vote in the New Hampshire primary.
**Bill Wyatt of California placed second in the majority of Republican primaries. He was a top ten finisher in the New Hampshire Primary and gained just over 10% of the vote in Oklahoma on Mini-Tuesday.
*Withdrew
**Donnie Kennedy of Louisiana - Withdrew in September 2003
**Yehanna Malone of Washington DC - Withdrew in August 2002
**Robert Mills of Texas - Withdrew in March 2003
**Ken Stremsky of New Hampshire - Withdrew in March 2003

Senator Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, an opponent of the war in Iraq, Bush's tax cuts, drilling in ANWR, and much of Bush's social agenda, considered challenging Bush in the New Hampshire primary in the fall of 2003. He decided not to run, after the capture of Saddam Hussein in December 2003. [Lincoln Chafee, "Against the Tide: How A Compliant Congress Empowered A Reckless President" (2007), p.119-120. ]

tate-by-state results

There are 2,509 total delegates to the 2004 Republican National Convention, of which 650 are so-called "superdelegates" who are not bound by any particular state's primary or caucus votes and can change their votes at any time. A candidate needs 1,255 delegates to become the nominee. Except for the Northern Mariana Islands and Midway Atoll, all states, territories, and other inhabited areas of the United States offer delegates to the 2004 Republican National Convention.

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