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2002 Colorado Congressional and Statewide Results
Major Party Conventions: 6/1/02, Filing Deadline: 6/4/02, Deadling for withdrawal: 6/13/02, Primary Write-in Deadline: 6/14/02, Filing Deadline for Independents & minor parties: 7/8/02, Primary: 8/13/02, Write-in / Withdrawal Deadline: 9/6/02
Last Updated: November 7, 2002
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties,
Governor, 49% in '98, 1st term, Pre-election Poll Numbers,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Cook Political Report's overview: Solid Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:1 Republican, Stu Rothenberg: Republican, Peter Orvetti: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Republican Favored, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Solid Republican,
businessman Rollie Heath (D) 33.7%, Bill Owens (R) 62.6%, computer programmer Ralph Shnelvar (L) 1.4%,
retired professor / '00 congressional nominee Ronald Norman Forthofer (G) 2.3%,
Lt. Governor - Tied with Gov., Joe Rogers (R) defeated Congressional primary,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
St. Sen. Willaim "Bill" Theibaut, Jr. (D) 33.7%, St. Health Dir. Jane Norton (R) 62.6%, educator Desiree Hackett Hickson (L) 1.5%,
retired computer scientist Dan C. Winters (G) 2.3%,
Attorney General,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Ken Salazar (D) 57.9%, ex-chief deputy att. gen. / attorney Martha P. "Marti" Allbright (R) 37.7%, attorney Alison "Sunny" Maynard (G) 2.5%,
attorney Dwight K. Harding (L) 1.9%,
Secretary of State 55.2% in '00 Special Election,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
public relations executive / '00 nominee Anthony S. Martinez (D) 37.8%, Donetta Davidson (R) 58.2%, software developer David Aitken (L, NL) 3.2%,
'98 & '00 nominee / retired federal official Clyde J. Harkins (C) 0.8%,
Treasurer,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
St. Sen. Terry L. Phillips (D) 37.9%, Mike Coffman (R) 56.1%, state party treasurer / accountant Gaar Potter (L) 2.6%,
financial consultant Michael Sanchez (Rfm) 3.3%,
Senator, 51% in '96, 1st term, Pre-election Poll Numbers,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democrat, Cook Political Report's overview: Toss Up, Campaign & Election's Odds: 1:1, Roll Call's Outlook: Tossup, Peter Orvetti: Democrat, Hotline Scoop's 8th Most Vulnerable Seat, Associated Press: Tossup, U.S.A. Today: Races to Watch, Reuters: Dead Heat, National Journal's Hottest Races, Newsday's: Close Race, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Leans Republican, National Review's Hottest Races, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Hazy, Sam Toles: Toss Up,
'96 nominee / ex-U.S. Attorney Tom Strickland (D) 45.8%, Wayne A. Allard (R) 50.7%, Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell (C) 1.5%,
businessman Richard E. "Rick" Stanley (L) 1.5%,
'00 Congressional candidate John J. Heckman, Jr. (I) 0.5%,
businessman Gary Cooper (WI) 0.04%, community activist Marcia Whitcomb (WI) 0.0%,
1st Congressional District, 60.0% in '00, 3rd term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:1 Democrat, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Dianna DeGette (D) 66.3%, St. Sen. Ken Chlouber (R) 29.6%, analyst R. Kent Leonard (L) 1.5%,
businessman / ex-teacher Kenneth Wylie Seaman (G) 1.9%,
George C. Lilly (C) 0.7%,
2nd Congressional District, 55.0% in '00, 2nd term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 9:5 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Mark Udall (D) 60.1%, ex-St. Rep. / Co. Treasurer Sandy Hume (R) 36.8%, software engineer / '98 nominee Patrick West (NL) 0.8%,
software developer Norman T. "Norm" Olsen (L) 1.7%,
electronics technician Erik J. Brauer (C) 0.6%,
3rd Congressional District, 66.2% in '00, 4th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
state legislative aide Denis Berckefeldt (D) 31.3%, Scott McInnis (R) 65.8%, arts promoter / 1998 U.S. Pacifist Party Senate nominee Gary Swing (NL) 0.9%,
businessman J. Brent Shroyer (L) 2.0%,
coal miner Jason Alessio (SW/WI) 0.05%,
4th Congressional District, 79.5% in '00, 3rd term, Bob Schaffer (R) retiring,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:6 Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Leans Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican,
St. Sen. Stanley T. Matsunaka (D) 41.7%, St. Sen. Marilyn N. Musgrave (R) 54.9%, finance adjuster John Volz (L) 3.4%,
5th Congressional District, 82.7% in '00, 8th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 20:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
documentary filmmaker / '00 3rd District nominee W. Curtis Imrie, Jr. (D) 24.7%, Joel Hefley (R) 69.4%, professor Biff Baker (L) 5.9%,
6th Congressional District, 53.9% in '00, 2nd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
Parker town Councilor Lance Wright (D) 30.0%, Tom Tancredo (R) 66.9%, '00 nominee / navy veteran Adam D. Katz (L) 3.1%,
7th Congressional District
Colorado Gained a Congressional District Due to Reapportionment
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democrat, Campaign & Election's Odds: 1:1, Roll Call's Outlook: Tossup, 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: Leans Republican,
ex-St. Sen. / '98 governor candidate Mike Feeley (D) 47.24%, state party chair Bob Beauprez (R) 47.31%, '00 Congressional nominee Victor A. Good (Rfm, NL) 1.8%,
businessman Dave Chandler (G) 1.9%,
retired USAF Officer G.T. "Bud" Martin (L) 1.7%,
retiree Stanford Andress (WI) 0.06%, tech support Michael Reigle (WI) 0.00%,

1. Link to Predictions:
Associated Press,
Campaign & Election Magazine,
Congressional Quarterly,
The Cook Political Report,
D.C.'s Political Report,
Hotline Scoop,
Larry Sabato,
National Journal,
National Review's John J. Miller,
Newsday,
Peter Orvetti,
Reuters,
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 Colorado Political Parties:
(C) = Constitution Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(NL) = Natural Law Party
(Rfm) = Reform Party
(R) = Republican Party
(SW) = Socialist Workers Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates
Colorado Coalition of Independent Political Parties


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