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Minnesota Secretary of State - Elections
2002 Minnesota Congressional and Statewide Results
Filing Deadline: 7/16/02, Primary: 9/10/02,
Last Updated: November 7, 2002
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties,
Governor, 37% in '98, Jesse "The Body" Ventura (Ind) retiring after 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: 1:1:1, Stu Rothenberg: Tossup, Peter Orvetti: Independence, National Journal's Hottest Races, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: No Clear Favorite, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Independence,
St. Sen. / '98 Lt. Gov. nominee Roger D. Moe (DFL) 36.46%, St. Rep. / Maj. Ldr. Tim Pawlenty (R) 44.37%, ex-DFLer / ex-U.S. Rep. Timothy J. "Tim" Penny (Ind, NL) 16.18%,
'98 nominee Ken Pentel (G) 2.25%,
Lawrence Michael Aeshliman (C) 0.11%,
'00 NJ Congressional candidate Kari J. Sachs (SW) 0.13%,
youth ministry exec. dir. Booker T. Hodges (I) 0.43%,
write in votes 0.06%, Bill Dahn (WI) 0.00%, Lealand Vettleson (WI) 0.00%, Richard A. Klatte (WI) 0.00%,
Lt. Governor - Tied with Gov., Mae Schunk (Ind) retiring,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democrat,
Congressional daughter / St. Sen. Julie A. Sabo (DFL) 36.46%, St. Rep. Carol Molnau (R) 44.37%, St. Sen. Martha R. Robertson (Ind) 16.18%,
'98 nominee Rhoda Gilman (G) 2.25%,
Tamara Ann Houle (C) 0.11%,
Samuel F. Farley (SW) 0.13%,
financial advisor Kamal B. Buchanan (I) 0.43%,
write in vote 0.06%, Rome Hanson (WI) 0.00%, Mark Hanson (WI) 0.00%, Eric Reinbold (WI) 0.00%,
Attorney General,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Mike Hatch (DFL) 54.64%, attorney Tom Kelly (R) 40.83%, attorney Dale Nathan (Ind) 4.42%,
write in votes 0.11%,
Secretary of State,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
VP grandson Hubert H. "Buck" Humphrey, IV (DFL) 44.51%, Mary Kiffmeyer (R) 47.56%, ex-college prof. Dean Alger (Ind) 4.79%,
librarian / computer programmer Andrew S. Koebrick (G) 3.08%,
write in votes 0.06%,
Auditor, switched parties from GOP to Democratic-Farm-Labor, Judith Dutcher (DFL) ran for Governor
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
St. Treasurer Carol Johnson (DFL) 43.93%, Mayor Patricia Anderson Awada (R) 44.63%, ex-college instructor Dave Hutcheson (Ind) 7.68%,
community college instructor Dave Berger (G) 3.67%,
write in votes 0.09%,
Senator 50.4% in '96, 2nd term, Paul Wellstone (DFL) died in plane crash on 10/25/02, Dean Barkley appointed on 11/4/02
Pre-election Poll Numbers - Polls Taken Before Wellstone Died
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Cook Political Report's overview: Toss Up, Campaign & Election's Odds: No Prediction yet, Peter Orvetti: Democrat, Roll Call's Outlook: Tossup, Hotline Scoop's 4th 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 Democratic, National Review's Hottest Races, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Hazy, Sam Toles: Democratic Hold,
ex-U.S. Sen. / ex-VP / 1984 Presidential nominee Walter F. Mondale (DFL) 47.34%, St. Paul Mayor / '98 Gov. nominee Norm Coleman (R) 49.53%, Jim Moore (Ind) 2.00%,
blind unemployed teacher Ray Tricomo (G) 0.45%,
Miro Drago Kovatchevich (C) 0.10%,
Paul Wellstone (DFL) 0.50%,
write in votes 0.08%, attorney / Native American activist / '02 Green Primary candidate Ed McGaa (WI) 0.00%, 2000 & 2002 Democratic primary candidate ex-city councilman candidate Richard "Dick" Franson (WI) 0.00%, Michelle Marie Harbeck (WI) 0.00%, Barry Fatland (SW/WI) 0.00%, restaurant owner George Wong (WI) 0.00%,
1st Congressional District, 56.4% in '00, 4th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 2:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican
ex-NSC member Steve Andreasen (DFL) 34.65%, Gil Gutknecht Jr. (R) 61.50%, Greg Mikkelson (G) 3.75%,
write in votes 0.11%,
2nd Congressional District, 49.6% in '00, 4th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democrat, Campaign & Election's Odds: 1:1, Roll Call's Outlook: Tossup, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: No Clear Favorite, Roll Call's 3rd most vulnerable incumbent, National Journal's Hottest Races, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Democrat, U.S.A. Today: Races to Watch, Cook Political Report's overview: Toss Up, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Hazy,
William P. "Bill" Luther (DFL, Ind, G) 42.22%, retired Marine / '98 & '00 6th District nominee John Kline (R) 53.33%, Samuel D. Garst (No New Taxes) 4.33%,
write in votes 0.12%,
3rd Congressional District, 67.6% in '00, 6th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 5:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
businessman / '00 candidate Darryl Tyree Stanton (DFL) 27.88%, Jim Ramstad (R) 72.02%, write in votes 0.10%
4th Congressional District, 48.0% in '00, 1st term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:2 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Betty McCollum (DFL) 62.22%, prof. Clyde Billington (R) 33.91%, Scott J. Raskiewicz (G) 3.75%,
write in votes 0.12%
5th Congressional District, 69.2% in '00, 12th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 9:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Martin Olav Sabo (DFL) 67.03%, Daniel Nielsen Mathias (R) 25.89%, '96 Grassroots Party Senate nominee Tim Davis (G) 6.96%,
write in votes 0.12%, Rose Engstrom (SW/WI)?,
6th Congressional District, 48.10% in '00, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:6 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Leans Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Republican, 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,
Oak Park Heights Councilwoman Janet Robert (DFL) 35.06%, Mark R. Kennedy (R) 57.34%, chemical dependency counselor Dan Becker (Ind) 7.48%,
write in votes 0.12%
7th Congressional District, 68.7% in '00, 6th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Collin C. Peterson (DFL) 65.27%, St. Sen. Dan Stevens (R) 34.64%, write in votes 0.09%
8th Congressional District, 67.9% in '00, 14th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 9:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
James L. Oberstar (DFL) 68.65%, '00 nominee / ex-St. Rep. / writer Bob Lemen (R) 31.23%, write in votes 0.12%,

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 Minnesota Political Parties:
(C) = Constitution Party
(DFL) = Democratic Farm Labor Party
- Affiliated with the Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(Ind) = Independence Party
(NNT) = No New Taxes Party
(R) = Republican Party
(SW) = Socialist Workers Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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