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Iowa Secretary of State - Elections
2002 Iowa Congressional and Statewide Results
Filing Deadline: 3/15/02, Primary: 6/4/02, Democratic Party Convention: 6/15-16/02, GOP Convention : 6/22/02, Independent Filing Deadline: 8/16/02,
Last Updated: November 7, 2002
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties,
Governor, 52% in '98, 1st term, Pre-election Poll Numbers
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Cook Political Report's overview: Toss Up, Campaign & Election's Odds: 12:11 Democrat, Stu Rothenberg: Democratic, Peter Orvetti: Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Leans Democratic, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Democrat,
Tom Vilsack (D) 52.6%, attorney Doug Gross (R) 44.6%, businessman Clyde Cleveland (L, NL) 1.3%,
librarian / farmer Jay Robinson (G) 1.4%,
write in votes 0.0%
Lt. Governor - Tied with Gov.,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Sally Pederson (D) 52.6%, Siouxland Chamber of Commerce president Debi Durham (R) 44.6%, businessman Richard V. Campagna (L) 1.3%,
public radio show producer Holly Jane Hart (G) 1.4%,
Attorney General,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Tom Miller (D) 61.6%, St. Rep. David "Dave" Millage (R) 36.7%, attorney Edward F. "Ed" Noyes (L, G) 1.7%,
write in votes 0.04%,
Secretary of State,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Chet Culver (D) 53.4%, educator / religious right activist Mike Hartwig (R) 42.7%, teacher Don Arenz (G) 1.7%,
farmer / reporter Syliva Sanders Olson (L) 2.2,
write in votes 0.03%,
Treasurer,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Michael L. "Mike" Fitzgerald (D) 54.8%, attorney Matt Whitaker (R) 43.2%, Tim Hird (L) 2.0%,
write in votes 0.03%
Auditor, Richard D. Johnson (R) retiring,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
St. Sen. Patrick J. Deluhery (D) 46.2%, accountant David A. Vaudt (R) 48.6%, Christy Ann Welty (L) 5.1%,
write in votes 0.05%
Agriculture Secretary,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Patty Judge (D) 50.0%, farmer John Askew (R) 45.5%, Fritz Groszkruger (L) 1.1%,
farmer Brian Russell DePew (G) 2.2,
Ronald Tigner (I) 1.2,
write in votes 0.03%,
Senator, 51.8% in 96, 4th term, Pre-election Poll Numbers
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Cook Political Report's overview: Lean Democrat, Campaign & Election's Odds: 8:7 Democrat, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Democratic, Peter Orvetti: Democrat, Hotline Scoop's 5th Most Vulnerable Seat, Associated Press: Leans Democrat, U.S.A. Today: Competitive Race, Reuters: Second Tier, National Journal's Hottest Races, Newsday's: Close Race, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Leans Democratic, National Review's Hottest Races, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Democrat,
Tom Harkin (D) 54.2%, U.S. Rep. Greg Ganske (R) 43.8%, Emmetsburg city councilmember Timothy A. "Tim" Harthan (G) 1.1%,
pastor Richard J. Moore (L) 0.9%,
write in 0.07%
1st Congressional District, 55.6% in '00, 6th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:5 Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Republican, National Journal's Hottest Races, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Leans Republican, Cook Political Report's overview: Leans Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican, Roll Call's 10th most vulnerable incumbent,
GOP Bettendorf Mayor Ann Hutchinson (D) 42.6%, Jim Nussle (R) 57.2%, write in votes 0.2%,
2nd Congressional District, 61.8% in '00, 13th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 40:39 Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Tossup, National Journal's Hottest Races, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Leans Republican, Cook Political Report's overview: Likely Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Hazy, Roll Call's 7th most vulnerable incumbent,
pediatrician Julianne Thomas (D) 45.7%, James A. "Jim" Leach (R) 52.2%, pharmacist Kevin Litten (L) 2.0%,
write in votes 0.05%,
3rd Congressional District, 61.8% in '00, 3rd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:6 Democrat, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Democratic, National Journal's Hottest Races, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Leans Democratic, Cook Political Report's overview: Leans Democratic, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Democrat,
Leonard L. Boswell (D) 53.4%, attorney Stan Thompson (R) 45.0%, businessman Jeffrey J. Smith (L) 1.2%,
communist activist / '00 write in candidate Edwin B. Fruit (SW) 0.3%,
write in votes 0.03%,
4th Congressional District, 65.5% in '00, 4th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 9:8 Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Republican, National Journal's Hottest Races, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Leans Republican, Cook Political Report's overview: Leans Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican,
gubernatorial aide John Norris (D) 43.1%, Tom Latham (R) 54.8%, librarian Terry L. Wilson (L) 1.4%,
college administrator / '98 Reform Party Governor nominee / '00 candidate James C. "Jim" Hennager (One Earth) 0.7%,
write in votes 0.03%
5th Congressional District, 61.5% in '00, 4th term, Greg Ganske (R) ran for U.S. Senate
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 2:1 Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
City Council member Paul Shomshor (D) 37.8%, St. Sen. Steve King (R) 62.1%, write in votes 0.07%,

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,
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 Iowa Political Parties:
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(NL) = Natural Law Party
(One) = One Earth Party
(R) = Republican Party
(SW) = Socialist Workers Party


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