2004 Vermont gubernatorial election

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Vermont gubernatorial election, 2004

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Nominee Jim Douglas Peter Clavelle
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 181,540 117,327
Percentage 58.7% 37.9%

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County results

Governor before election

Jim Douglas
Republican

Elected Governor

Jim Douglas
Republican

The 2004 Vermont gubernatorial election took place on 2 November 2004 for the post of Governor of Vermont. Incumbent Republican Governor Jim Douglas was re-elected. Douglas defeated Peter Clavelle, the Democratic Mayor of Burlington.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter Clavelle 23,218 94.65
Democratic Write-ins 1,313 5.35
Total votes 24,531 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Douglas (inc.) 15,806 98.74
Republican Write-ins 202 1.26
Total votes 16,008 100.00

General election[edit]

Campaign[edit]

Clavelle attempted to link Douglas and President George W. Bush with bumper stickers saying "Jim = George".[2] Douglas countered this by a willingness to criticise the national Republican party, such as over the Bush administration's environmental policies.[3]

The two main candidates faced each other in 18 debates during the campaign.[4]

Election results[edit]

Vermont gubernatorial election, 2004[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Jim Douglas (inc.) 181,540 58.70% +13.76%
Democratic Peter Clavelle 117,327 37.93% -4.45%
Marijuana Cris Ericson 4,221 1.36% +0.61%
Independent Patricia Hejny 2,431 0.79%
Libertarian Hardy Machia 2,263 0.73% +0.32%
Liberty Union Peter Diamondstone 1,298 0.42% +0.15%
Write-ins 205 0.07%
Majority 64,213 20.76% +18.21%
Turnout 309,285
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-27. Retrieved 2011-06-03.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Anger at Bush, Iraq war big motivators of Vermont voters". USA Today. 2004-11-02. Retrieved 2008-03-13.
  3. ^ "Vermont". The New York Times. 2004-11-04. Retrieved 2008-03-13.
  4. ^ Mayer, Dennis (2004-10-14). "VERMONT: Issues to Get a Full Airing With 18 Debates on Tap". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-03-13.
  5. ^ http://vermont-elections.org/elections1/2004GeneralCanvass.pdf

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