2004 was a midterm election year in the United States.

Major events

Deaths

Events of The West Wing

Notes

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:
2003
2004 Next year:
2005
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