2004 New Hampshire gubernatorial election Information

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New Hampshire gubernatorial election, 2004

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  John Lynch (cropped).jpg Gov Craig Benson on 9-11-04.JPG
Nominee John Lynch Craig Benson
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 340,299 325,981
Percentage 51.0% 48.9%

New Hampshire Governor Election Results by County, 2004.svg
Election results by county
Lynch:      50–60%
Benson:      50–60%

Governor before election

Craig Benson
Republican

Elected Governor

John Lynch
Democratic

In the 2004 New Hampshire gubernatorial race, multi-millionaire businessman John Lynch, a Hopkinton Democrat, defeated incumbent Republican Governor Craig Benson of Rye, winning a two-year term. Benson was the first New Hampshire governor in 78 years to lose reelection after one term. Lynch was sworn in on January 6, 2005.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic Primary results [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Lynch 43,798 74.28%
Democratic Paul McEachern 14,403 24.43%
Democratic Write-ins 761 1.29%
Total votes 58,962 100.00%

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican primary results [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Craig Benson (incumbent) 49,097 74.00%
Republican Charles Tarbell 13,621 20.53%
Republican Write-ins 3,632 5.47%
Total votes 66,350 100.00%

General election

Results

New Hampshire gubernatorial election, 2004 [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John Lynch 340,299 51.02% +12.80%
Republican Craig Benson (incumbent) 325,981 48.87% -9.75%
Write-ins 740 0.11%
Majority 14,318 2.15% -18.26%
Turnout 667,020
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

See also

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