2000 United States 2004
United States Senate elections, 2002
Class II (34 of the 100) seats in the United States Senate
November 5, 2002
Majority party Minority party
170px-Trent Lott official portrait 153px-Tom Daschle, official Senate photo
Leader Trent Lott Tom Daschle
Party Republican Democratic
Leader's seat Mississippi South Dakota
Last election 51 seats 49 seats (including 1 Independent)
Seats won 55 45 (including 1 Independent)
Seat change +4 -4
Popular vote 21,428,784 18,665,605
Percentage 51.3% 44.7%
Swing +3.7% -0.7%
800px-2002 Senate election map2.svg
  Republican hold
  Republican pickups
  Democratic hold
  Democratic pickup

Previous Majority Leader
Trent Lott

Majority Leader-elect
Bill Frist

Senate contests in 2002

Winning candidate in bold Republican pickups in Red Democratic pickup in Blue Retiring Senator in Gray

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Alabama Jeff Sessions Republican Re-elected, 58.6% Susan Parker (Democrat) 39.8%
Jeff Allen (Libertarian) 1.5%
Alaska Ted Stevens Republican Re-elected, 78% Frank J. Vondersaar (Democrat) 11%
Jim Sykes (Green) 8%
Jim Dore (AI) 3%
Leonard Karpinski (Libertarian) 1%
Arkansas Tim Hutchinson Republican Retired Mark Pryor (Democrat) 40% Mike Huckabee 60%
Colorado Wayne Allard Republican Re-elected, 51.7% Tom Strickland (Democrat) 44.8%
Douglas “Dayhorse” Campbell (Constitution) 1.5%
Rick Stanley (Libertarian) 1.5%
John Heckman (Concerns of People) 0.5%
Delaware Joe Biden Democratic Re-elected, 58.2% Raymond J. Clatworthy (Republican) 40.8%
Maurice Barros (IPD) 0.4%
Raymond T. Buranello (Libertarian) 0.4%
Robert E. Mattson (Natural Law) 0.2%
Georgia Max Cleland Democratic Defeated, 44.9% Saxby Chambliss (Republican) 53.7%
Claude Thomas (Libertarian) 1.4%
Idaho Larry Craig Republican Re-elected, 65% Alan Blinken (Democrat) 33%
Donovan Bramwell (Libertarian) 2%
Illinois Richard Durbin Democratic Re-elected, 59.3% Jim Durkin (Republican) 39%
Steven Burgauer (Libertarian) 1.6%
Iowa Tom Harkin Democratic Re-elected, 54.2% Greg Ganske (Republican) 43.8%
Tim Harthan (Green) 1.1%
Richard J. Moore (Libertarian) 0.9%
Kansas Pat Roberts Republican Re-elected, 82.5% Steven A. Rosile (Libertarian) 9.1%
George Cook (Reform) 8.4%
Kentucky Mitch McConnell Republican Re-elected, 64.7% Lois Combs Weinberg (Democrat) 35.3%
Louisiana Mary Landrieu Democratic Re-elected in runoff, 50.7% Suzanne Haik Terrell (Republican) 49.3%
Maine Susan Collins Republican Re-elected, 58.4% Chellie Pingree (Democrat) 41.6%
Massachusetts John Kerry Democratic Re-elected, 72.3% Michael E. Cloud (Libertarian) 16.6%
Blank/Scattering 9.6%
Randall Forsberg, Write-in 1.1%
Other 0.3%
Michigan Carl Levin Democratic Re-elected, 50.6% Andrew Raczkowski (Republican) 47.9%
Eric Borregard (Green) 0.8%
John S. Mangopoulos (Reform) 0.4%
Doug Dern (Natural Law) 0.3%
Minnesota Paul Wellstone Democratic-Farmer-Labor Deceased: Republican victory Norm Coleman (Republican) 49.5%
Walter Mondale (DFL) 47.3%
Jim Moore (Independence) 2%
Paul Wellstone (DFL) 0.5%
Ray Tricomo (Green) 0.4%
Miro Drago Kovatchevich (Constitution) 0.1%
Mississippi Thad Cochran Republican Re-elected, 86.6% Shawn O'Hara (Reform) 14.4%
Missouri1 Jean Carnahan Democratic Defeated, 38.7% Jim Talent (Republican) 59.8%
Tamara A. Millay (Libertarian) 1%
Daniel Romano (Green) 0.6%
Montana Max Baucus Democratic Re-elected, 52.7% Mike Taylor (Republican) 41.7%
Stan Jones (Libertarian) 3.2%
Bob Kelleher (Green) 2.3%
Nebraska Chuck Hagel Republican Re-elected, 83.8% Charlie A. Matulka (Democrat) 13.6%
John J. Graziano (Libertarian) 1.5%
Phil Chase (Independent) 1.1%
New Hampshire Bob Smith Republican Defeated in primary: Republican victory John E. Sununu (Republican) 53.8%
Jeanne Shaheen (Democrat) 44.2%
Ken Blevens (Libertarian) 2%
New Jersey Robert Torricelli Democratic Withdrew: Democratic victory Frank Lautenberg (Democrat) 53.9%
Doug Forrester (Republican) 44%
Ted Glick (Green) 1.2%
Elizabeth Macron (Libertarian) 0.6%
Norman E. Wahner (NJ Conservative) 0.3%
Gregory Pason (Socialist) 0.1%
New Mexico Pete Domenici Republican Re-elected, 65% Gloria Tristani (Democrat) 35%
North Carolina Jesse Helms Republican Retired: Republican victory Elizabeth Dole (Republican) 54.6%
Erskine Bowles (Democrat) 44%
Sean Haugh (Libertarian) 1.5%
Oklahoma Jim Inhofe Republican Re-elected, 67.3% David Walters (Democrat) 26.3%
James Germalic (Independent) 6.4%
Oregon Gordon Smith Republican Re-elected, 56.2% Bill Bradbury (Democrat) 39.6%
Dan Fitzgerald (Libertarian) 2.4%
Lon Mabon (Constitution) 1.7%
Rhode Island Jack Reed Democratic Re-elected, 77.4% Robert Tingle (Republican) 22.6%
South Carolina Strom Thurmond Republican Retired: Republican victory Alex Sanders (Democrat) 44.2%
Ted Adams (Constitution) 0.8%
Victor Kocher (Libertarian) 0.6%
South Dakota Tim Johnson Democratic Defeated, 49.5% John Thune (Republican) 49.6%
Kurt Evans (Libertarian) 0.9%
Tennessee Fred Thompson Republican Retired: Republican victory Lamar Alexander (Republican) 64%
Bob Clement (Democrat) 34%
Texas Phil Gramm Republican Retired: Republican victory John Cornyn (Republican) 55.3%
Ron Kirk (Democrat) 43.3%
Scott Jameson (Libertarian) 0.8%
Roy H. Williams (Green) 0.6%
Virginia John Warner Republican Re-elected, 82.6% Nancy Spannaus (Independent) 9.7%
Jacob G. Hornberger (libertarian) 7.1%
West Virginia Jay Rockefeller Democratic Re-elected, 63.1% Jay Wolfe (Republican) 36.9%
Wyoming Mike Enzi Republican Re-elected, 73% Joyce Jansa Corcoran (Democrat) 27%

1 special election due to death of Mel Carnahan.

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