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United States Senate election in Alaska, 2002

 

United States Senate election in Alaska, 2002

United States Senate election in Alaska, 2002

November 5, 2002

 
Nominee Ted Stevens Frank Vondersaar Jim Sykes
Party Republican Democratic Green
Popular vote 179,438 24,133 16,608
Percentage 78.17% 10.51% 7.24%

Senator before election

Ted Stevens
Republican

Elected Senator

Ted Stevens
Republican

The 2002 United States Senate election in Alaska was held on November 5, 2002. Incumbent Republican United States Senator Ted Stevens ran for a seventh term in the United States Senate. He faced perennial candidate Frank Vondersaar, the Democratic nominee, journalist Jim Sykes, the Green Party nominee, and several other independent candidates in his bid for re-election. Ultimately, Stevens crushed his opponents to win what would be his last term in the Senate, allowing him to win with the largest margin of victory for any Senate election in Alaska, as well as the highest percentage of the vote in any of his elections.

Contents

  • Democratic primary 1
    • Candidates 1.1
    • Results 1.2
  • Republican primary 2
    • Candidates 2.1
    • Results 2.2
  • Alaskan Independence Party primary 3
    • Candidates 3.1
    • Results 3.2
  • Green Party primary 4
    • Candidates 4.1
  • Libertarian Party primary 5
    • Candidates 5.1
    • Results 5.2
  • General election 6
    • Results 6.1
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank Vondersaar 18,256 66.27%
Democratic Theresa Obermeyer 9,292 33.73%
Totals 27,548 100.00%

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ted Stevens (inc.) 64,315 88.94%
Republican Mike Aubrey 7,997 11.06%
Totals 72,312 100.00%

Alaskan Independence Party primary

Candidates

  • Jim Dore, conservative activist

Results

Alaskan Independence Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Alaskan Independence Jim Dore 2,665 100.00%
Totals 2,665 100.00%

Green Party primary

Candidates

  • Jim Sykes, journalist
  • Thomas M. Higgins, theater technician
Green Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Green Jim Sykes 1,182 76.65%
Green Thomas M. Higgins 360 23.35%
Totals 1,542 100.00%

Libertarian Party primary

Candidates

  • Leonard Karpinski

Results

Libertarian Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Jim Dore 558 100.00%
Totals 558 100.00%

General election

Results

United States Senate election in Alaska, 2002[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Ted Stevens (inc.) 179,438 78.17% +1.46%
Democratic Frank Vondersaar 24,133 10.51% +0.17%
Green Jim Sykes 16,608 7.24% -5.29%
Alaskan Independence Jim Dore 6,724 2.93%
Libertarian Leonard Karpinski 2,354 1.03%
Write-ins 291 0.13%
Majority 155,305 67.66% +3.47%
Turnout 229,548
Republican hold Swing

References

  1. ^ a b c d e http://www.elections.alaska.gov/results/02PRIM/data/results.pdf
  2. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2002election.pdf

External links

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