An overview of the 2002 election for senate in the united states

Jean Carnahan D had been appointed to the Senate after her husband, Mel Carnahanhad narrowly won the election posthumously. Democratic incumbent Robert Torricelli D was dogged by scandal, and eventually quit the race so that the party could replace him with a better candidate, retired Sen.

Tim Hutchinson Rwho was personally unpopular, perhaps due to divorcing his wife and marrying a young staffer, was defeated by Democratic challenger Mark PryorArkansas Attorney General and the son of a popular former Senator and Governor. Republican gains[ edit ] Georgia: Incumbent Senator Bob Smith R had previously quit and rejoined the Republican party in a dispute over his candidacy in the presidential electionand Republican leaders pushed the candidacy of Congressman John E.

United States Senate election in New Jersey, 2002

He defeated Smith in the primary and went on to defeat Democrat Jeanne Shaheenthe retiring governor, in the general election. Paul Wellstone Din the middle of a tough fight against former St.

United States elections, 2002

Going into the elections, Republicans held the governorships of twenty-seven states and one territory that being the Northern Mariana IslandsDemocrats held those of twenty-one states, four territories, and the Mayorship of the District of Columbia, and two governorships were held by incumbents of neither party those being Angus King I - ME and Jesse Ventura MIP - MN.

All other states in gray did not have gubernatorial elections that year. Tim Johnson D in office by votes over Republican challenger John Thunewho accused Johnson and Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle D of pushing liberal policies that were different from the promises they made to South Dakota voters.

Following the elections, Republicans sustained a net loss of one state governorship but did gain the governorship of the territory of GuamDemocrats gained an overall net gain of three state governorships and held on to all other territorial governorships and the Mayorship of the District of Columbia, and there would be no governorships held by Independents or third parties.

Republican holds[ edit ] New Hampshire: Democratic holds[ edit ] South Dakota: Democratic gains[ edit ] Arkansas: Virgin Islands not shown on this map were a Republican pickup and Democratic hold respectively.

Lautenberg Dwho went on to win. The results of gubernatorial elections in Guam and the U. Thus the balance of power excluding non-state entities would be changed from Republican majority to Republican Majority. They did force a runoff, but Republican Suzanne Haik Terrell narrowly lost the runoff.

December Inthe seats of the Legislatures of forty-six states and five non-state entities were up for election.Sep 11,  · The United States Senate elections, featured a series of fiercely contested elections that resulted in a victory for the Republican Party, which gained two seats and thus a narrow majority from the Democratic Party in the United States Senate.

United States Senate election in Idaho, 2002

Torricelli, however, had been the target of an ethics probe and eventually dropped out of the race in late September Election year: 05 Nov, Randy Kelly, a member of the DFL, wins the St. Paul mayoral election, leaving an open seat to be filled in the Minnesota Senate. November 16, Mee Moua announces her candidacy for the District 67 Senate seat.

United States Senate elections, From Ballotpedia. Jump to: navigation, search. United States Senate election in Delaware (September 6, Democratic primary) and caucus with the Democrats in Shortly before the midterm election, however, Minnesota Sen.

Paul Wellstone (D) was killed in a plane crash. His. In the United States, elections may involve more than to this general election, states hold primary elections or U.S. Senate candidates must be at least 30, have been a U.S. citizen for nine years, and be legal residents of the.

Nov 06,  · The party lost the Senate in Junewhen Senator James M.

United States Senate elections, 2002

Jeffords of Vermont switched from the Republican Party and became an independent, though mostly voting with the Democrats. Republicans captured high-profile Senate races from North Carolina to New Hampshire, winning contests in governors' races in Democratic.

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