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Election 2002

State-by-State Results

November 06, 2002

Here are the results of elections around the nation Tuesday. Not all returns were available at press time.

ALABAMA

Governor: Democratic Gov. Donald Siegelman won reelection over Republican Rep. Bob Riley.

Senate: Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions held off Democrat Susan Parker to retain his seat.

House: There were seven House seats in contention. The GOP won four seats and was leading for a fifth. The Democrats won two seats.

ALASKA

Governor: Republican Sen. Frank Murkowski defeated Democratic Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer.

Senate: Republican Sen. Ted Stevens defeated Democrat Frank Vondersaar to retain his seat.

House: There was one House seat in contention.

ARIZONA

Governor: Democrat Janet Napolitano was in a close race with Republican Matt Salmon.

House: There were eight seats in contention. Republicans won six and Democrats two.

Other: Voters approved an increase in cigarette taxes from 58 cents to $1.18 per pack.

ARKANSAS

Governor: Republican Gov. Mike Huckabee defeated Democrat Jimmie Lou Fisher.

Senate: Republican Sen. Tim Hutchinson lost his bid for a second term to Democratic Atty. Gen. Mark Pryor, son of popular former Sen. David Pryor.

House: There were four seats in contention. The incumbents won and the split remained in favor of the Democrats, 3 to 1.

Other: Voters were deciding whether to eliminate taxes on food and medicine.

CALIFORNIA

California results appear on A24-27.

COLORADO

Governor: Republican Gov. Bill Owens easily defeated Democrat Rollie Heath.

Senate: Freshman Republican Sen. Wayne Allard won his bid for reelection in a rematch with Democrat Tom Strickland, a former U.S. attorney, whom he defeated six years ago.

House: There were seven seats in contention. Three incumbent Republicans and one incumbent Democrat won. The other races were too close to call.

Other: Voters were deciding whether to ban bilingual education in public schools and whether to allow same-day registration at the polls.

CONNECTICUT

Governor: Republican Gov. John Rowland defeated Democrat Bill Curry.

House: There were five seats in contention, and all incumbents won. The party split remains 3 to 2 in favor of the Republicans.

DELAWARE

Senate: Democratic Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, defeated Republican businessman Ray Clatworthy to retain his seat.

House: Rep. Michael N. Castle, the Republican incumbent and lone representative, won reelection.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

House: Democrat Eleanor Holmes Norton won another term as a nonvoting delegate.

Other: Mayor Anthony Williams won a second four-year term despite a campaign marred by scandal when his nominating petitions were disallowed after they were found to include fake names. He defeated D.C. council member Carol Schwartz.

FLORIDA

Governor: Republican Gov. Jeb Bush held off a challenge from Democratic lawyer Bill McBride to win a second term. A Bush loss in the key battleground state of Florida would have been embarrassing for the president heading into the 2004 presidential campaign.

House: There were 25 seats in contention. The GOP won 17 seats and the Democrats seven, with one race too close to call.

Other: Voters approved a measure to outlaw smoking in enclosed workplaces, including restaurants. Also passing by a large margin was an initiative to make it illegal to cage a pregnant sow.

GEORGIA

Governor: Republican Sonny Perdue defeated Democratic Gov. Roy Barnes.

Senate: Sen. Max Cleland was defeated by Republican Rep. Saxby Chambliss in a key loss for Democrats.

House: There were 13 seats in contention. The Republicans won six and the Democrats three, with the other races too close to call.

HAWAII

Governor: Republican Linda Lingle was locked in a tight race with Democratic Lt. Gov. Mazie Hirono.

House: There were two seats in contention and Democrats were winning them both.

IDAHO

Governor: Republican Gov. Dirk Kempthorne defeated Democrat Jerry Brady.

Senate: Republican Sen. Larry E. Craig won a third term by defeating Democrat Alan Blinken.

House: There were two seats in contention.

ILLINOIS

Governor: Democrat Rep. Rod Blagojevich defeated Republican Atty. Gen. Jim Ryan.

Senate: Democratic Sen. Richard Durbin defeated Republican challenger Jim Durkin.

House: There were 19 seats in contention. The GOP won 10 seats and the Democrats nine.

INDIANA

House: There were nine seats in contention, with the Republicans winning six seats and the Democrats three.

IOWA

Governor: Democratic Gov. Tom Vilsack defeated Republican Doug Gross.

Senate: Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin defeated Republican Rep. Greg Ganske to win a third term.

House: There were five seats in contention, with the Republicans winning four and the Democrats one.

KANSAS

Governor: Democrat Kathleen Sebelius defeated Republican Tim Shallenburger.

Senate: Sen. Pat Roberts beat token opposition to retain the seat.

House: There were four seats in contention. The three GOP incumbents and one Democratic incumbent won reelection.

KENTUCKY

Senate: Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell defeated Democrat Lois Combs Weinberg to retain his seat.

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