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Michigan Department of State - Bureau of Elections
2002 Michigan Congressional and Statewide Results
Filing Deadline: 5/14/02, Filing Deadline for Congress: 6/11/02, Independent & New Party Filing Deadline: 7/18/02, Primary Write-in Deadline: 8/2/02, Primary: 8/6/02, Convention: 8/24-25/02, Write-in Deadline: 11/1/02
Last Updated: November 7, 2002
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties,
Governor, 62% in '98, 3rd term, John Engler (R) retiring, Pre-election Poll Numbers
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Cook Political Report's overview: Lean Democrat, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:5 Democrat, Stu Rothenberg: Democrat Favored, Peter Orvetti: Democrat, National Journal's Hottest Races, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Leans Democratic, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Democrat,
Att. Gen. Jennifer M. Granholm (D) 51.4%, Lt. Gov. Dick Posthumus (R) 47.4%, engineer Douglas Campbell (G) 0.8%,
'00 Congressional nominee Joseph M. Pilchak (T) 0.4%,
Angelo Brown (WI) 0.0%, Don Mackle (WI) 0.0%, Mark McFarlin (WI) 0.0%,
Lt. Governor - Tied with Gov., Dick Posthumus (R) ran for Governor
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
St. Sen. John Cherry (D) 51.4%, St. Sen. Loren Bennett (R) 47.4%, Adrianna Buonarotti (G) 0.8%,
Clara C. Pilchak (T) 0.4%,
Attorney General, Jennifer Granholm (D) elected Governor,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democrat,
St. Sen. Gary Peters (D) 48.7%, Wayne Co. deputy prosecutor Mike Cox (R) 48.9%, attorney / consumer activist Jerry J. Kaufman (G) 1.6%,
Gerlad Truman Van Sickle (T) 0.9%,
Secretary of State, Candice S. Miller (R) barred from 3rd term, elected to Congress,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
ex-Co. Executive / attorney Melvin J. "Butch" Hollowell (D) 43.0%, Co. Clerk Terri Lynn Land (R) 55.0%, environmental activist Ray Ziarno (G) 1.2%,
Charles F. Conces (T) 0.8%,
Richard Clement (WI) 0.0%,
Senator, 58.3% in '96, 4th term, Pre-election Poll Numbers,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:1 Democrat, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report's overview: Safe Democrat, Peter Orvetti: Democrat, Hotline Scoop's 20th Most Vulnerable Seat and not in play, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democratic, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Solid Democrat,
Carl Levin (D) 60.6%, St. Rep. Andrew "Rocky" Raczkowski (R) 37.9%, cable TV producer Eric Borregard (G) 0.8%,
Douglas P. Dern (NL) 0.3%,
'98 Reform Party Congressional nominee / '00 Taxpayers Party nominee John S. Mangopoulos (Rfm) 0.4%,
Michigan Lost a Congressional District due to Reapportionment
Republican plans combine John Dingell (D) and Lynn Rivers (D) as well as Jim Barcia (D) and Dale Kildee (D)
1st Congressional District, 58.4% in '00, 5th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 9:5 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Bart T. Stupak (D) 67.7%, businessman Don Hooper (R) 31.1%, '00 nominee John W. Loosemoore (L) 1.2%,
2nd Congressional District, 64.4% in '00, 5th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
Jeffrey A. Wrisley (D) 27.7%, Peter Hoekstra (R) 70.4%, teacher Laurie L. Aleck (L) 1.2%,
medical examiner / '00 nominee Ronald E. Graeser (T) 0.7%,
3rd Congressional District, 65.0% in '00, 5th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 8:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
engineer Kathryn D. "Kate" Lynnes (D) 28.3%, Vernon J. Ehlers (R) 70.0%, educator Tom J. Quinn (L) 1.2%,
ex-sales exec. Richard F. Lucey (Rfm) 0.5%,
4th Congressional District, 68.0% in '00, 6th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 8:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
retired teacher / '00 nominee Lawrence D. Hollenbeck (D) 30.2%, David "Dave" Lee Camp (R) 68.1%, Al Chia, Jr. (L) 0.6%,
college prof. Sterling Johnson (G) 1.0%,
5th Congressional District, 74.3% in '00 & 5th term for U.S. Rep. James A. Barcia (D) who is running for St. Sen., 61.1% in '00 & 13th term for Kildee
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,
U.S. Rep. Dale E. Kildee (D) 91.6%, No Republican
public relations coordinator Thom Moffitt (R/WI) removed from ballot 0.1%,
'00 nominee / disk jockey Clint Foster (L) 5.4%,
retired state employee Harley Mikkelson (G) 3.0%,
William Fuzi (WI) 0.0%,
6th Congressional District, 67.9% in '00, 8th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:1 Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
attorney Gary C. Giguere, Jr. (D) 29.3%, Stephen Frederick "Fred" Upton (R) 68.2%, educator / ex-businessman / '00 nominee Richard M. Overton (Rfm) 1.5%,
7th Congressional District, 60.9% 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,
restaurant owner Michael Simpson (D) 38.6%, Nick Smith (R) 59.6%, auto worker / '92 / '94 & '98 nominee Kenneth L. "Ken" Proctor (L) 1.7%,
8th Congressional District, 48.79% in '00, 1st term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
attorney Frank D. McAlpine (D) 30.7%, Michael "Mike" J. Rogers (R) 67.9%, Thomas Yeutter (L) 1.4%,
9th Congressional District, 55.7% in '00, 5th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:3 Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Republican Favored,
attorney David H. Fink (D) 39.9%, Joseph Knollenberg (R) 58.1%, chemical engineer Robert Schubring (L) 2.0%,
10th Congressional District, 64.2% in '00, David E. Bonior (D) defeated in Governor Primary after 13th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 5:4 Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Republican, Stu Rothenberg 1st Dangerous Dozen Open Seat, National Journal's Hottest Races, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Leans Republican, Cook Political Report's overview: Likely Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican,
Co. Prosecutor Carl J. Marlinga (D) 35.5%, Sec. of St. Candice S. Miller (R) 63.3%, college graduate Renae Coon (L) 1.2%,
new 11th Congressional District,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 12:11 Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Republican Favored, Cook Political Report's overview: Leans Republican,
Township Supervisor Kevin F. Kelley (D) 39.7%, St. Sen. Thaddeus G. "Thad" McCotter (R) 57.2%, high school teacher William "Bill" Boyd (G) 1.9%,
'00 nominee / state party chair Daniel E. Malone (T) 1.2%,
12th Congressional District, 64.3% in '00, 10th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 2:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Sander M. "Sandy" Levin (D) 68.3%, attorney Harvey R. Dean (R) 29.8%, '00 nominee / marijuana activist Richard Carl "Dick" Gach (L) 1.3%,
Steven T. Revis (T) 0.7%,
13th Congressional District, 88.1% in '00, 3rd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 10:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (D) 91.6%, No Republican '96 & '00 nominee Raymond H. Warner (L) 8.4%,
14th Congressional District, 88.6% in '00, 19th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 10:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
John Conyers Jr. (D) 83.2%, truck drive Dave Stone (R) 15.2%, insurance agent Francis J. Schorr (L) 0.9%,
John Litle (G) 0.7%,
15th Congressional District, 70.8% in '00 & 24th term for Dingell, 64.7% in '00 & 4th term for Rivers
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 50:1 Democrat & 20:19 Dingell, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
U.S. Rep. John D. Dingell (D) 72.2%, real estate appraiser Martin E. Kaltenbach (R) 25.7%, Gregory S. "Greg" Stempfle (L) 2.1%,

1. Link to Predictions:
Campaign & Election Magazine,
The Cook Political Report,
Congressional Quarterly,
D.C.'s Political Report,
Hotline Scoop,
Larry Sabato,
National Journal,
Peter Orvetti,
Roll Call,
Stu Rothenberg,

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 Michigan Political Parties:
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(L) = Libertarian Party
(NL) = Natural Law Party
(Rfm) = Reform Party
(R) = Republican Party
(T) = U.S. Taxpayers Party
- Affiliated with the Constitution Party


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