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South Dakota Secretary of State - Election Information
2002 South Dakota Congressional and Statewide Results
Filing Deadline: 4/2/02, Primary: 6/4/02, Run-Off: 6/18/02, Democratic Convention: 6/20-22/02, GOP Convention: 6/21/02, Independent Filing Deadling: 6/18/02,
Last Updated: November 7, 2002
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties,
Governor, 64% in '98, William J. "Bill" Janklow (R) barred from third term, Pre-election Poll Numbers,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 5:4 Republican, Cook Political Report's overview: Lean Republican, Stu Rothenberg: Lean Republican, Peter Orvetti: Republican, National Journal's Hottest Races, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Leans Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Republican,
ex-SD Univ. pres. / 1994 Lt. Gov. nominee / 1996 congressional candidate / ex-St. Rep. James W. "Jim" Abbott (D) 41.92%, ex-St. Rep. Mike Rounds (R) 56.77%, '94 nominee Nathan A. Barton (L) 0.59%,
musician James P. Carlson (I) 0.72%,
Lt. Governor, Carole Hillard (R) not seeking re-election
ex-St. Rep. Michael A. "Mike" Wilson (D) 41.9%, St. Sen. Dennis M. Daugaard (R) 56.8%, computer engineer Eric Risty (L) 0.6%,
Ron Bosch (I) 0.7%,
Secretary of State, Joyce Hazeltine (R) defeated for School Commissioner,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
businesswomen Kate Looby (D) 41.41%, election supervisor Chris Nelson (R) 56.16%, website designer Alex Martin (L) 2.44%,
Attorney General, Mark Barnett (R) defeated in primary for Governor,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
St. Sen. / '02 Governor candidate Ron J. Volesky (D) 42.76%, chief dep. Att. Gen. Larry Long (R) 53.52%, journalist / publisher / '92 congressional nominee / '98 Governor nominee Bob Newland (L) 3.72%,
Auditor, Vern Larson (R) ran for Treasurer,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
St. Treas. Dick Butler (D) 48.31%, SD Assoc. of Co. Official Exec. Dir. Rich Sattgast (R) 51.69%,
Treasurer, Dick Butler (D) ran for Auditor,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
Deputy State Treasurer Scott D. McGregor (D) 41.8%, St. Auditor Vernon L. "Vern" Larson (R) 58.2%,
Public School Commissioner, Curt Johnson (D) running for Public Utilities Comm'r.,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
deputy comm'r. Bryce Healy (D) 49.83%, ex-St. Sen. / '98 Senate nominee Alan Aker (R) 47.5%, computer consultant William R. Stone, III (L) 2.67%,
Senator, 51.3% in '96, 1st term, Pre-election Poll Numbers
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Cook Political Report's overview: Toss Up, Campaign & Election's Odds: 40:39 Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Tossup, Peter Orvetti: Democrat, Hotline Scoop's 2nd Most Vulnerable Seat, Associated Press: Tossup, U.S.A. Today: Races to Watch, Stu Rothenberg: Tossup, Reuters: Dead Heat, National Journal's Hottest Races, Newsday's: Close Race, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: No Clear Favorite, National Review's Hottest Races, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Hazy, Sam Toles: Republican Pick-Up,
Timothy Johnson (D) 49.62%, U.S. Rep. John R. Thune (R) 49.47%, '96 Congressional nominee Kurt Evans (L) suspended campaign and endorsed Thune still got 0.91%,
At-Large Congressional District, 73.4% in '00, 3rd term, John R. Thune (R) ran for Senate
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 1:1, Stu Rothenberg: 8th Dangerous Dozen Open Seat, Roll Call's Outlook: Tossup, 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: Leans Democrat,
attorney Stephanie Herseth (D) 45.62%, Gov. William J. "Bill" Janklow (R) 53.45%, retired prison worker Terry L. Begay (L) 0.93%,

1. Link to Predictions:
Associated Press,
Campaign & Election Magazine,
The Cook Political Report,
Congressional Quarterly,
D.C.'s Political Report,
Hotline Scoop,
Larry Sabato,
National Journal,
National Review's John J. Miller,
Peter Orvetti,
Roll Call,
Stu Rothenberg,
Sam Toles,
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 South Dakota Political Parties:
(D) = Democratic Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(R) = Republican Party

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