2000 United States 2004
United States House of Representatives elections, 2002
All 435 seats to the United States House of Representatives
November 5, 2002
Majority party Minority party
Dennis Hastert Nancy Pelosi-1
Leader Dennis Hastert Nancy Pelosi
Party Republican Democratic
Leader's seat Illinois-14th California-8th
Last election 221 seats 212 seats
Seats won 229 204
Seat change +8 -7
Popular vote 37,091,270 33,642,142
Percentage 49.6% 45.0%
Swing +2.3% -2.0%
  Republican hold
  Republican pickups
  Democratic hold
  Democratic pickup
  Independent hold

Previous Speaker
Dennis Hastert

Dennis Hastert

The Elections for the United States House of Representatives on 5 November 2002 was in the middle of President George W. Bush's first term. Although it was a midterm election, redistricting and the War on Terror allowed the Republicans to gain a net eight seats, solidifying their majority. Together with gains made in the Senate, it was one of the few mid-term elections that the party in control of the White House gained congressional seats (the other such mid-term elections were in 1902, 1934 and 1998).