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United States Senate election in North Carolina, 2002

United States Senate election in North Carolina, 2002

November 5, 2002

 
Nominee Elizabeth Dole Erskine Bowles
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,248,664 1,047,983
Percentage 53.56% 44.96%

County Results

Senator before election

Jesse Helms
Republican

Elected Senator

Elizabeth Dole
Republican

The 2002 United States Senate election in North Carolina was held on November 5, 2002. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Jesse Helms decided to retire due to health reasons. Republican Elizabeth Dole won the open seat.

Contents

  • Democratic primary 1
    • Candidates 1.1
    • Results 1.2
  • Republican primary 2
    • Candidates 2.1
    • Results 2.2
  • General election 3
    • Candidates 3.1
    • Results 3.2
  • References 4

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

North Carolina U.S. Senate Democratic Primary, 2002[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Erskine Bowles 277,329 43.4
Democratic Dan Blue 184,216 28.8
Democratic Elaine Marshall 97,392 15.2
Democratic Cynthia D. Brown 27,799 4.4
Democratic Others 52,289 8.2

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

North Carolina U.S. Senate Republican Primary, 2002[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Elizabeth Dole 342,631 80.4
Republican Jim Snyder, Jr. 60,477 14.2
Republican Jim Parker 8,752 2.1
Republican Ada Fisher 6,045 1.4
Republican Others 8,201 1.9

General election

Candidates

Results

North Carolina U.S. Senate General Election, 2002[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Elizabeth Dole 1,248,664 53.56 +0.92
Democratic Erskine Bowles 1,047,983 44.96 -0.96
Libertarian Sean Haugh 33,807 1.45 +0.46
Write-In Paul DeLaney 727 0.03 +0.02
Majority 200,681 8.6 +1.88
Turnout 2,331,181
  Republican hold

References

  1. ^ State Board of Elections
  2. ^ State Board of Elections
  3. ^ State Board of Elections
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