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Maryland State Board of Elections
2002 Maryland Congressional and Statewide Results
Filing Deadline: 7/1/02, Withdrawal Deadline: 7/11/02, New Party & Independent Filing Deadline: 8/5/02, Primary: 9/10/02, Write-in Deadline: 10/30/02,
Last Updated: November 7, 2002
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties,
Governor, 56% in '98, Parris N. Glendening (D) barred from third term, Pre-election Poll Numbers
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Cook Political Report's overview: Toss Up, Campaign & Election's Odds: 20:19 Democrat, Stu Rothenberg: Democratic, Peter Orvetti: Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Democrat Favored, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Hazy,
Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend (D) 47.7%, U.S. Rep. Robert L. "Bob" Ehrlich Jr. (R) 51.6%, businessman Spear Lancaster (L) 0.7%,
Ralph Jaffe (D/WI) 0.0%, James T. Lynch, Jr. (D/WI) 0.0%, other write in votes 0.1%,
Lt. Governor - Tied with Gov.
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend (D) ran for Governor
ex-Naval Academy Superintendent Charles R. Larson (D) 47.7%, attorney / state GOP chair / '98 Comptroller candidate Michael S. Steele (R) 51.6%, Lorenzo Gaztanaga (L) 0.7%,
Not Designated
Attorney General,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
J. Joseph "Bob" Curran Jr. (D) 65.2%, attorney Edwin MacVaugh (R) 34.8%, write in votes 0.1%
Comptroller,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
William Donald Schaefer (D) 67.9%, marketing consultant / '98 candidate Eugene Robert "Gene" Zarwell (R) 31.6%, prof. Beth Hufnagel (G/WI) 0.2%, economist / '00 Congressional candidate Lih Y. Young (WI) 0.1%, other write in votes 0.2%,
1st Congressional District, 64.4% in '00, 6th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
activist Ann D. Tamlyn (D) 23.2%, Wayne T. Gilchrest (R) 76.7%, write in votes 0.2%,
2nd Congressional District, 68.6% in '00, 4th term, Robert L. "Bob" Ehrlich Jr. (R) elected Governor
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 30:29 Democrat, Roll Call's Outlook: Tossup, National Journal's Hottest Races, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Leans Democratic, U.S.A. Today: Races to Watch, Cook Political Report's overview: Toss Up, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Hazy,
Baltimore Co. Exec. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D) 54.2%, ex-U.S. Rep. Helen Delich Bentley (R) 45.6%, write in votes 0.3%,
3rd Congressional District, 75.7% in '00, 8th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 9:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Benjamin L. "Ben" Cardin (D) 65.7%, attorney / ex-DOD official Scott Conwell (R) 34.2%, write in votes 0.1%
4th Congressional District, 87.5% in '00, 5th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 15:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Albert R. Wynn (D) 78.6%, '96 / '98 / '00 nominee / animal behaviorist John B. Kimble (R) 20.8%, contractor Mignon B. Davis (WI) 0.1%, PTA activist / '02 primary candidate Floyd Anderson, Jr. (WI) 0.0%, other write in votes 0.5%,
5th Congressional District, 65.0% in '00, 11th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 8:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Steny H. Hoyer (D) 69.3%, business consultant Joseph T. "Joe" Crawford (R) 30.5%, Bob Auerbach (G/WI) 0.1%, other write in votes 0.1%,
6th Congressional District, 60.7% in '00, 5th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, 10:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
'00 nominee / congressional aide Donald M. DeArmon (D) 33.8%, Roscoe G. Bartlett (R) 66.1%, write in votes 0.1%,
7th Congressional District, 87.1% in '00, 4th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 15:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Elijah E. Cummings (D) 73.5%, Joseph E. Ward (R) 26.4%, write in votes 0.1%
8th Congressional District, 51.9% in '00, 8th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 1:1, Roll Call's Outlook: Tossup, Roll Call's 2nd most vulnerable incumbent, National Journal's Hottest Races, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: No Clear Favorite, U.S.A. Today: Races to Watch, Cook Political Report's overview: Toss Up, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Hazy,
St. Sen. Christopher Van Hollen, Jr. (D) 51.7%, Constance A. Morella (R) 47.5%, consultant Stephen Bassett (I) 0.7%,
write in votes 0.1%

1. Link to Predictions:
Campaign & Election Magazine,
Congressional Quarterly,
The Cook Political Report,
D.C.'s Political Report,
Larry Sabato,
National Journal,
Peter Orvetti,
Roll Call,
Stu Rothenberg,
U.S.A. Today,

2. D.C.'s Political Report's stars indicate the rating of the race from 1 star to 5 stars depending on its entertainment value.
The color indicates D.C.'s Political Report's prediction of the winning party.
= Democrat retain control, = Democrats take over control,
= Republican retain control, = Republicans take over control,
= Independent / 3rd Party retains control, = Independent / 3rd Party take over control
Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races.
Light Blue boxes indicates Democrats maintained control. Light Red boxes indicates Republicans maintained control.
Blue boxes indicates Democrats took control. Red boxes indicates Republicans took control.

3. Key to Maryland Political Parties:
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(R) = Republican Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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