Mississippi Secretary of State - Elections
|2002 Mississippi Congressional and Statewide Results
Filing Deadline: 3/1/02, Primary: 6/4/02, Run-off: 6/25/02
Last Updated: November 7, 2002
|Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties, |
|Senator, 71.2% in '96, 4th term, Pre-election Poll Numbers,|
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 50:1 Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report's overview: Safe Republican, Peter Orvetti: Republican, Hotline Scoop's 4th Least Vulnerable Seat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Solid Republican,
Steven Douglas Turney (D) withdrew
|Thad Cochran (R) 84.58%,
||'00 Reform Party nominee Shawn O'Hara (I) 15.42%,|
|Mississippi Lost a Congressional District due to Reapportionment
Reps. Ronnie Shows (D) and Chip Pickering (R) will be in the same district,
|1st Congressional District, 70.0% in '00, 4th term|
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 9:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
|nursing home employee /'98 nominee Rex N. Weathers (D) 24.2%,
||Roger F. Wicker (R) 71.43%,
||Harold M. Taylor (L) 1.77%, |
|Brenda Blackburn (Rfm) 2.60%,|
|2nd Congressional District, 64.7% in '00, 5th term|
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 8:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
|Bennie G. Thompson (D) 55.14%,
||journalist Clinton B. LeSueur (R) 42.75%,
||'00 nominee/ photographer / artist Lee F. Dilworth (Rfm) 2.1%,|
|3rd Congressional District, 73.3% in '00 and 3rd term for Pickering (R),|
58.4% in '00 and 2nd term for Shows (D)
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 20:19 Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Republican, Shows (D) is Roll Call's most vulnerable incumbent, National Journal's Hottest Races, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Leans Republican, U.S.A. Today: Races to Watch, Cook Political Report's overview: Leans Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican,
|U. S. Rep. Ronnie Shows (D) 34.76%,
||U.S. Rep. Charles W. "Chip" Pickering Jr. (R) 63.58%,
||engineer Brad A. McDonald (L) 0.35%, |
|Carroll Grantham (Rfm) 0.23%, |
|'99 Governor candidate / '00 Senate candidate confederate heritage activist Jim Giles (A1) 0.65%, |
|Harvey Darden (I) 0.43%,|
|4th Congressional District, 78.9% in '00, 7th term|
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
|Gene Taylor (D) 75.21%,
||Dr. / '98 candidate Karl Cleveland Mertz (R) 21.24%,
||state party chair / '00 nominee Wayne L. Parker (L) 2.05%, ||Thomas R. Huffmaster (Rfm) 1.51%,
1. Link to Predictions:
Campaign & Election Magazine,|
The Cook Political Report,
D.C.'s Political Report,
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 Mississippi Political Parties: