2004 United States Senate election in North Dakota

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Nominee Byron Dorgan Mike Liffrig
Party Democratic–NPL Republican
Popular vote 212,143 98,553
Percentage 68.3% 31.7%

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County results
Dorgan:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

U.S. senator before election

Byron Dorgan

Elected U.S. Senator

Byron Dorgan

The 2004 United States Senate election in North Dakota was held on November 2, 2004, concurrent with other elections for president, the United States House of Representatives, and various state and local offices. Incumbent Democratic-NPL U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan won re-election to a third term by a landslide margin of 36.6 percentage points,[1] sweeping every county in the state, even while Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry lost the state by 27.3 percentage points. Despite this landslide victory, as of 2022, this is the last time the Democratic-NPL won the Class 3 Senate seat from North Dakota.




General election


Source Ranking As of
Sabato's Crystal Ball[3] Safe D November 1, 2004


2004 United States Senate election, North Dakota
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic–NPL Byron Dorgan (incumbent) 149,936 68.28%
Republican Mike Liffrig 98,553 31.72%
Total votes 310,696 100.00%
Democratic–NPL hold

See also


  1. ^ [1] Archived 2008-02-13 at the Wayback Machine United States Senator results]
  2. ^ "Grand Forks Herald: Search Results". Archived from the original on 2011-06-09. Retrieved 2010-05-19.
  3. ^ "The Final Predictions". Sabato's Crystal Ball. Retrieved May 2, 2021.