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2004 Election Calendar

Jan. 4: Des Moines Register Democratic presidential candidates debate

Jan. 6: NPR News and The WOI Radio Group Democratic presidential candidates debate, Des Moines, Iowa

Jan. 10-11: Independent presidential candidates convention, Bedford, NH

Jan. 13: District of Columbia presidential primary (not recognized by DNC)

Jan. 19: Iowa caucuses

Jan. 20: President Bush delivers the State of the Union address

Jan. 22: Democratic presidential candidates debate, WMUR-TV, Manchester, N.H.

Jan. 27: New Hampshire primary

Feb. 3: Primaries in Arizona, Delaware, Missouri, Oklahoma, and South Carolina. Democratic caucuses in New Mexico, North Dakota

Feb. 7: Democratic caucuses in Michigan and Washington

Feb. 8: Maine Democratic caucuses

Feb. 10: Primaries in Tennessee and Virginia

Feb. 14: Democratic caucuses in D.C. and Nevada

Feb. 17: Wisconsin primary

Feb. 24: Utah primary. Democratic caucuses in Hawaii and Idaho

Feb. 26: Democratic debate in Los Angeles, sponsored by CNN and The Los Angeles Times

March 2 (Super Tuesday): Primaries in California, Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island and Vermont; Democratic caucuses in Minnesota

March 9: Primaries in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas

March 13: Kansas Democratic caucuses

March 16: Illinois primary

March 20: Democratic caucuses in Alaska and Wyoming

April 13: Colorado Democratic caucuses

April 27: Pennsylvania primary

May 4: Primaries in Indiana and North Carolina

May 11: Primaries in Nebraska and West Virginia

May 18: Primaries in Arkansas, Kentucky and Oregon

June 1: Primaries in Alabama and South Dakota

June 8: Primaries in Montana and New Jersey

July 26-29: Democratic National Convention, Boston

Aug. 30-Sept. 2: Republican National Convention, New York

Sept. 30: Proposed presidential debate, University of Miami

Oct. 5: Proposed vice presidential debate, Case Western University, Cleveland

Oct. 8: Proposed presidential debate, Washington University, St. Louis

Oct. 13: Proposed presidential debate, Arizona State University, Tempe

Nov. 2: Election Day



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Ron Elving

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Political Junkie

Dreading a Tie Vote in the Electoral College

Ken Rudin

NPR Political Editor Ken Rudin answers your questions. This week: What would happen if the Electoral College vote were tied.


The Candidates

Interviews, buzzwords, stump speeches and more from the 2004 contenders for the White House.

Campaign Diaries

Directing the Durham Vote
Elections chief shares insights on running a fair, efficient contest.
Trying Out Politics
Lessons learned from running a local campaign.

Station Spotlight

Campaign 2004
News, analysis, commentary and more from NPR member stations.

Key Contests

Results of key primaries and caucuses, including Iowa, New Hampshire, the seven states decided Feb. 3, and the March 3 "Super Tuesday" contests.

The NPR Debate

Democratic Candidates Face Off in NPR Debate Listen to the full Jan. 6 debate in Des Moines, Iowa.