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Washington Secretary of State - Elections Division

2002 Washington Congressional and Statewide Results
Democratic Party Convention: 6/8/02, Filing Period: 7/22/02 - 7/26/02, Primary: 9/17/02,
Last Updated: November 7, 2002
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties,
1st Congressional District, 54.6% in '00, 2nd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:4 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Jay Inslee (D) 55.64%, ex-St. Rep. Joe Marine (R) 41.3%, businessman Mark B. Wilson (L) 3.04%,
2nd Congressional District, 50.0% in '00, 1st term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:6 Democrat, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Democratic, National Journal's Hottest Races, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Leans Democratic, Cook Political Report's overview: Likely Democrat, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Democrat,
Richard Ray "Rick" Larsen (D) 50.07%, ex-Congressional aide Norma Smith (R) 45.77%, Bruce Guthrie (L) 2.14%,
attorney Bernard Patrick "Bern" Haggerty (G) 2.01%,
3rd Congressional District, 56.4% in '00, 2nd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 5:4 Democrat, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Democratic, National Journal's Hottest Races, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Democrat Favored,
Brian Baird (D) 61.69%, St. Sen. Joseph "Joe" Zarelli (R) 38.31%,
4th Congressional District, 60.9% 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,
professor / attorney Craig Mason (D) 33.1%, Richard "Doc" Hastings (R) 66.89%,
5th Congressional District, 57.3% in '00, 4th term, might run for U.S. Senate
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
public radio producer Bart Haggin (D) 32.2%, George R. Nethercutt, Jr. (R) 62.66%, insurance executive Rob Chase (L) 5.13%,
6th Congressional District, 64.7% in '00, 13th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Norman D. Dicks (D) 64.19%, '98 & '00 nominee / retired Air Force Colonel Bob Lawrence (R) 31.34%, '00 nominee / Dr. John A. Bennett (L) 4.45%,
7th Congressional District, 72.8% in '00, 7th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 9:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Jim McDermott (D) 74.07%, teacher Carol Thorne Cassady (R) 21.92%, physicist / attorney / '00 3rd party candidate for Att. Gen. Stan Lippmann (L) 4.0%,
8th Congressional District, 62.2% in '00, 5th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 5:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
interior designer / '98 & '00 nominee Heidi Behrens-Benedict (D) 37.34%, Jennifer Dunn (R) 59.81%, ex-Colville City Councilman Mark A. Taff (L) 2.83%,
9th Congressional District, 61.7% in '00, 3rd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:3 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Adam Smith (D) 58.52%, St. Rep. Sarah Casada (R) 38.57%, John Mills (L) 2.9%,

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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 Washington Political Parties:
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(L) = Libertarian Party
(R) = Republican Party


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