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John Kerry and John Edwards were the Democratic nominees for President and Vice President, respectively, in the 2004 United States Presidential election. They ran against Republican incumbent President George W. Bush and his Vice President, Dick Cheney. Both Kerry and Edwards were serving in the United States Senate at the time of the election, John Kerry for Massachusetts and John Edwards for North Carolina. Kerry and Edwards had previously competed against each other in the Democratic Presidential Primaries in 2004.