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The 2004 Democratic National Convention convened from July 26 to 29, 2004 at the FleetCenter in Boston, Massachusetts, and nominated Senator John Kerry from Massachusetts for President and Senator John Edwards from North Carolina for Vice President, respectively, in the 2004 presidential election.

2004 Democratic National Convention
2004 presidential election
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Nominees
Kerry and Edwards
Convention
Date(s) July 26–29, 2004
City Boston, Massachusetts
Venue FleetCenter
Chair Bill Richardson of New Mexico
Keynote speaker Barack Obama of Illinois
Candidates
Presidential nominee John Kerry of Massachusetts
Vice Presidential nominee John Edwards of North Carolina
Voting
Total delegates 4,322
Votes needed for nomination 2,164
Results (President) Kerry (MA): 4,253 (98.40%)
Kucinich (OH): 43 (0.99%)
Abstaining: 26 (0.60%)
Results (Vice President) Edwards (NC): 100% (Acclamation)
Ballots 1
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The 2004 Democratic National Convention convened from July 26 to 29, 2004 at the FleetCenter (now the TD Garden) in Boston, Massachusetts, and nominated Senator John Kerry from Massachusetts for President and Senator John Edwards from North Carolina for Vice President, respectively, in the 2004 presidential election.

The 2004 Democratic National Convention included the featured keynote speech of Barack Obama, then a candidate for the United States Senate from Illinois, who would later go on to become the 44th President of the United States in 2009. New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson served as chairman of the convention, while former presidential advisor to Bill Clinton, Lottie Shackelford, served as vice chairwoman.

The 2004 Democratic National Convention marked the formal end of the active primary election season, although all meaningful primary elections had finished months earlier. After the convention, John Kerry and John Edwards were defeated by the incumbent George W. Bush and Dick Cheney in the general election.

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