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The Candidates:
• George W. Bush
• John Kerry
• Ralph Nader
• Third Parties
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Republicans solidify control of Senate
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Democrats win six of 11 governor races while initiatives to ban same-sex marriage are approved in 11 states
Washington hand recount gives win to Democrat
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With nearly 600 federal and statewide races around the country, take an in-depth, interactive look at complete Election Night results.
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On November 2, the presidential race in 12 of the 15 pre-election showdown states was within 5 percentage points.
After what many analysts deemed a dismal August for Kerry, the Democratic presidential candidate performed well and revived his campaign.
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In late July, Kerry accepted the Democratic nomination in Boston, announcing he was "reporting for duty."
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CNN.com users successfully predicted who Sen. John Kerry would choose as his vice presidential running mate in the quadrennial single elimination NCAA-style game.
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John Kerry defeated nine other challengers to win the Democratic presidential nomination with momentum building from the Iowa caucuses to March 9.
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