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Illinois gubernatorial election, 2002

Illinois gubernatorial election, 2002

November 5, 2002

Nominee Rod Blagojevich Jim Ryan
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate Pat Quinn Carl Hawkinson
Popular vote 1,847,040 1,594,961
Percentage 52.19% 45.07%

County Results

Governor before election

George Ryan

Elected Governor

Rod Blagojevich

The 2002 Illinois gubernatorial election pitted Congressman Rod Blagojevich and state Attorney General Jim Ryan. Rod Blagojevich won 52% to 45%.


  • Democratic primary 1
    • Candidates 1.1
    • Results 1.2
  • Republican primary 2
    • Candidates 2.1
  • General election 3
    • Campaign 3.1
    • Results 3.2
  • References 4
  • See also 5

Democratic primary



Democratic Primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rod Blagojevich 457,197 36.50
Democratic Paul Vallas 431,728 34.47
Democratic Roland Burris 363,591 29.03
Total votes 1,252,516 100.00

Republican primary


Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Ryan 410,074 44.68
Republican Patrick O'Malley 260,860 28.42
Republican Corrine Wood 246,825 26.89
Republican Write-ins 69 0.01
Total votes 917,828 100.00

General election


In the [2]


Illinois gubernatorial election, 2002[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Rod Blagojevich 1,847,040 52.19% +4.73%
Republican Jim Ryan 1,594,961 45.07% -5.96%
Libertarian Cal Skinner 73,794 2.09%
Independent Marisellis Brown 23,089 0.65%
Majority 252,080 7.12% +3.55%
Turnout 3,538,891
Democratic gain from Republican Swing


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