A report on Howard Dean and John Edwards

Dean in 2016
Official Senate portrait
Howard Dean declared his candidacy for the 2004 Democratic Party presidential nomination on June 23, 2003, in Burlington, Vermont
Edwards and his parents stand in front of his childhood home in 2007
Rob Reiner speaking at a Dean rally on October 29, 2003
Senator Edwards on Meet the Press
Dean speaking in 2006
Edwards on the campaign trail in 2004
Dean at a Democratic Party event in Pocatello, Idaho, August 2007
John Edwards campaigning in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Labor Day in 2007
Dean conducts convention business on the first day of the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado.
John Edwards with Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, and Peter Coyote at a campaign event in Manchester, New Hampshire
At the Musicians' Village in New Orleans, Edwards announced the suspension of his campaign.
Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins appear alongside Edwards at a presidential campaign rally in 2008

Howard Dean – 903,460 (5.55%)

- John Edwards

On January 19, 2004, Dean's rivals John Kerry and John Edwards pushed him into a third-place finish in the 2004 Iowa Democratic caucuses, representing the first votes cast in primary season.

- Howard Dean
Dean in 2016

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2004 United States presidential election

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The 55th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 2, 2004.

The 55th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 2, 2004.

Senator Kerry at a primary rally in St. Louis, Missouri, at the St. Louis Community College – Forest Park
David Cobb, the Green Party candidate
Libertarian candidate Michael Badnarik
Bush speaking at campaign rally in St. Petersburg, Florida, October 19, 2004
Neighboring yard signs for Bush and Kerry in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
These maps show the amount of attention given by the campaigns to the close states. At left, each waving hand represents a visit from a presidential or vice-presidential candidate during the final five weeks. At right, each dollar sign represents one million dollars spent on TV advertising by the campaigns during the same time period.
Cheney visited Washington & Jefferson College in Pennsylvania on October 27, 2004
Bush in the Oval Office, receiving a concession phone call from Kerry, which came the afternoon of the day following the election after Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell declared that it would be statistically impossible for Kerry to overcome Bush's lead in the state's results
Map of election day problems
Presidential electoral votes by state. Red is Republican; blue is Democratic.
Presidential popular votes by county. Note substantially more "mixing" of colors.
Presidential popular votes by county as a scale from red/Republican to blue/Democratic.
Presidential popular votes cartogram, in which the sizes of counties have been rescaled according to their population.
Cartogram in which each square represents one electoral vote.
Results by county, shaded according to winning candidate's percentage of the vote.
Change in vote margins at the county level from the 2000 election to the 2004 election. While Bush improved nationally overall, making his strongest gains in the South, he suffered a loss of support in parts of New England and the Western United States, which swung in Kerry's favor.
Results by congressional district.

The Republican ticket of incumbent President George W. Bush and his running mate incumbent Vice President Dick Cheney were elected to a second term, defeating the Democratic ticket of John Kerry, a United States senator from Massachusetts and his running mate John Edwards, a United States senator from North Carolina.

Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean emerged as the early front-runner in the 2004 Democratic primaries, but Kerry won the first set of primaries in January and clinched his party's nomination in March after a series of primary victories.

Official portrait, 2005

Joe Lieberman

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American politician, lobbyist, and attorney who served as a United States senator from Connecticut from 1989 to 2013.

American politician, lobbyist, and attorney who served as a United States senator from Connecticut from 1989 to 2013.

Official portrait, 2005
Lieberman with President Ronald Reagan in 1984
Lieberman with President George H. W. Bush in 1991
Lieberman (second from the left) and Senate colleagues with President Bill Clinton and his national security team on Air Force One to Bosnia in 1997
Lieberman during his re-election campaign on an independent ticket
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Lieberman and Ranking Member Susan Collins address bipartisan suggestion on countermeasures toward Islamist extremism & domestic terrorism in U.S.
Senators Lieberman and John McCain talk with Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, 2010
Supporters for the Gore-Lieberman ticket
Supporters for Joe Lieberman
Lieberman with Presidential Candidate John McCain at an event in Derry, New Hampshire
Senator Lieberman speaks at a 2005 event to keep Alaska wild to save polar bears among other arctic wildlife
Senator Lieberman with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at 2007 Munich Security Conference
Senator Lieberman with bipartisan delegation John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) visit International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan and Commander of NATO and ISAF David H. Petraeus in 2010
Lieberman speaks with former Republican Party presidential candidate and Governor of Utah Jon Huntsman Jr. at a bipartisan event hosted by the No Labels Foundation in 2016.
Lieberman testifying in front of Congress in support of DC statehood in 2021
Senator Lieberman and his wife Hadassah on their way to the U.S. Capitol in 2011
Lieberman with Marty Markowitz at the 2011 Brooklyn Book Festival to discuss the role spirituality played in his life.
Senator Lieberman visits Navy base in Groton, Connecticut

On August 9, 2006, Hillary Clinton the junior U.S. senator from New York affirmed her pledge to support the primary winner, saying "voters of Connecticut have made their decision and I think that decision should be respected", and Howard Dean called for Lieberman to quit the race, saying he was being "disrespectful of Democrats and disrespectful of the Democratic Party".

Among the last round candidates were U.S. senators Bob Graham, John Kerry and John Edwards.

2004 Democratic Party presidential primaries

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From January 14 to June 8, 2004, voters of the Democratic Party chose its nominee for president in the 2004 United States presidential election.

From January 14 to June 8, 2004, voters of the Democratic Party chose its nominee for president in the 2004 United States presidential election.

Howard Dean declared his candidacy on June 23, 2003, winning the MoveOn "primary" days later. His campaign would go on to lead most polls and raise the most money in the latter part of 2003.
Iowa results by county
Edwards on the campaign trail in 2004.
Democratic presidential primaries results by county, 2004 (exceptions: Alaska, American Samoa, Guam, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, North Dakota, – at-large)

Ten candidates vied for the nomination, including retired four-star general Wesley Clark, former Vermont Governor Howard Dean, and Senators John Edwards and John Kerry.

Official portrait, 2021

John Kerry

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American attorney, politician and diplomat who is the first United States special presidential envoy for climate.

American attorney, politician and diplomat who is the first United States special presidential envoy for climate.

Official portrait, 2021
A young John Kerry (in white) aboard the yacht of President John F. Kennedy, in August 1962
Kerry during his 1984 campaign
A Senate portrait of Kerry
Kerry actively supported an independence referendum in South Sudan, January 2011
Then-Senators Joe Biden, John Kerry, and Chuck Hagel in Kunar Province in Afghanistan, February 20, 2008
Senator Kerry in Iraq, September 2005
Kerry and Teresa Heinz crossing Lake Michigan on the Lake Express during the 2004 campaign
Kerry on the campaign trail in Rochester, Minnesota
Kerry speaking during the third night of the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado
John Kerry was sworn in as Secretary of State by Justice Elena Kagan on February 1, 2013.
John Kerry's Secretary of State portrait
Kerry views the Mrajeeb al-Fhood camp for Syrian refugees in 2014. Syrian rebels received support from the United States.
Kerry with Hossein Fereydoun and Mohammad Javad Zarif during the announcement of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, July 14, 2015
Kerry was the first U.S. secretary of state to visit Cuba since 1945
John Kerry and Barack Obama meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss Syria, September 29, 2015
Kerry speaks with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in September 2016
Kerry and Russian Senator Aleksey Pushkov in Munich in 2018
Kerry visiting Bangladesh as Special Envoy for Climate in April 2021
Kerry's daughter Vanessa and grandson Alexander
Kerry at the LBJ Presidential Library in 2016
Kerry at the Great Naadam in Mongolia, 2016
Kerry touring a Chinese automobile factory in Beijing
Kerry after he received Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour from French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault

Kerry won the Democratic Party presidential nomination in 2004, alongside vice presidential nominee and North Carolina Senator John Edwards.

In the 2004 Democratic presidential primaries, John Kerry defeated several Democratic rivals, including Sen. John Edwards (D-North Carolina), former Vermont Governor Howard Dean and retired Army General Wesley Clark.

Official portrait, 1994

Al Gore

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American politician, businessman, and environmentalist who served as the 45th vice president of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under president Bill Clinton.

American politician, businessman, and environmentalist who served as the 45th vice president of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under president Bill Clinton.

Official portrait, 1994
Albert Gore Sr. delivering a speech to the 1968 Democratic National Convention which the younger Gore helped him write
Tipper and Al Gore on their wedding day, May 19, 1970, at the Washington National Cathedral
Gore with the 20th Engineer Brigade in Biên Hòa as a journalist with the paper The Castle Courier
Gore in 1977
Gore during his congressional years
The Clintons and the Gores as Chelsea Clinton rings a replica of the Liberty Bell, 1993
President Bill Clinton installing computer cables with Vice President Al Gore on NetDay at Ygnacio Valley High School in Concord, CA. March 9, 1996
Glenn T. Seaborg with Gore in the White House during a visit of the 1993 Science Talent Search (STS) finalists on March 4, 1993
Vice President Gore and President Clinton during the second inauguration of Bill Clinton, January 20, 1997
In Manchester, New Hampshire, campaigning for President of the United States in 2000
Gore in 2000
Chris Anderson asks: "Will you run again?" Gore replies, "Ohh, you aren't going to get me on this one!"
Gore speaks during the final day of the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado
Gore receives the Nobel Peace Prize in the city hall of Oslo, 2007
President George W. Bush meets with Al Gore and the other 2007 Nobel Award recipients, November 26, 2007
Gore's speech on Global Warming at the University of Miami BankUnited Center, February 28, 2007
Gore being sworn in as vice president by Supreme Court Justice Byron White on January 20, 1993.
Gore and President Bill Clinton on the South Lawn, August 10, 1993

Gore's popularity was indicated in polls which showed that even without running, he was coming in second or third among possible Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John Edwards.

After announcing he would not run in the 2004 U.S. presidential election, Gore endorsed Vermont governor Howard Dean in December 2003, weeks before the first primary of the election cycle.

Saint Anselm College Quad with the "Fox-Box", from which the Fox News network reported live during the 2004 and 2008 New Hampshire primary

New Hampshire presidential primary

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First in a series of nationwide party primary elections and the second party contest held in the United States every four years as part of the process of choosing the delegates to the Democratic and Republican national conventions which choose the party nominees for the presidential elections to be held the subsequent November.

First in a series of nationwide party primary elections and the second party contest held in the United States every four years as part of the process of choosing the delegates to the Democratic and Republican national conventions which choose the party nominees for the presidential elections to be held the subsequent November.

Saint Anselm College Quad with the "Fox-Box", from which the Fox News network reported live during the 2004 and 2008 New Hampshire primary
Historical marker in Concord on the significance of the New Hampshire primary
The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel in Dixville Notch, the site of the first "midnight vote" in the New Hampshire primary
Harry S. Truman remains the only incumbent president to lose the New Hampshire primary.

Senator John Kerry secured a decisive victory with 35% of the vote, 10 percentage points more than second-place finisher Howard Dean.

2004 (January 27): John Kerry (38%), Howard Dean (26%), Wesley K. Clark (12%), John Edwards (12%), Joseph I. Lieberman (9%), Dennis J. Kucinich (1%), and others (2%)

Joe Trippi

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American political strategist who has worked on several gubernatorial, United States Senate, and Congressional campaigns, including Jerry Brown for Governor of California and Doug Jones for U.S. Senate in Alabama.

American political strategist who has worked on several gubernatorial, United States Senate, and Congressional campaigns, including Jerry Brown for Governor of California and Doug Jones for U.S. Senate in Alabama.

Trippi discussing technology and civic engagement in 2014 at a 25th anniversary celebration of George H.W. Bush's presidency

As national campaign manager for Vermont Governor Howard Dean’s presidential campaign in 2004, Trippi used online technology to organize what he envisioned would become "the largest grassroots movement" in presidential politics at the time.

John Edwards hired Trippi in 2007 as a senior adviser for his 2008 presidential campaign.