June 3: Republican Randy Neugebauer defeats fellow Republican
Mike Conaway in a Texas Congressional
special runoff election to succeed Larry
Combest, who resigned in November 2002. Both men had advanced
to the runoff in a May 2003 primary.
September 9: Indiana lieutenant
governor Joe Kernan becomes acting
governor when governor Frank O'Bannon
suffers a stroke, and is officially sworn in as governor when
O'Bannon dies a few days later. Both are Democrats.