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Vermont gubernatorial election, 2004


Vermont gubernatorial election, 2004

Vermont gubernatorial election, 2004

November 2, 2004

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

Governor before election

Jim Douglas

Elected Governor

Jim Douglas

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 defeating Democratic Mayor of Burlington Peter Clavelle.

Democratic primary



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



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


Clavelle attempted to link Douglas and [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

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


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