2004 was a midterm election year in the United States.

Major events

  • United States congressional election, 2004
  • Evelyn Baker Lang Becomes the New Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
  • Bob Rusell is the new Vice President of the United States


Events of The West Wing


A major gap in the timeline occurs in this season, wherein a year is skipped. This was done for various reasons: most of the actors in the show had expiring contracts, and the producers were reluctant to keep the show going for another season due to falling ratings and viewer fatigue.

Previous year:
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