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New York State Board of Elections
2002 New York Congressional and Statewide Results
Democratic Party Convention: 5/22-23/02, GOP Convention: 5/28-29/02, Filing Period: 7/22-25/02, Primary: 9/10/02
Last Updated: November 8, 2002
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Governor 54% in '98, 2nd term, Pre-election Poll Numbers
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Cook Political Report's overview: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 5:4 Republican 7:3 Democrat 6:1 Indepdence, Stu Rothenberg: Lean Republican, Peter Orvetti: Republican, National Journal's Hottest Races, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Republican Favored, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Republican,
St. Comptroller H. Carl McCall (D 31.5%, WF 2.0%) 33.5%, George E. Pataki (R 45.5%, Cns 3.9%) 49.4%, developer / '00 Congressional nominee Scott Jeffrey (L) 0.1%,
prof. Stanley Aronowitz (G) 0.9%,
businessman / '94 / '98 nominee B. Thomas "Tom" Golisano (Ind) 14.3%,
journalist / ex-teacher Gerald J. Cronin (RtL) 1.0%,
'98 nominee / Thomas K. Leighton (M) 0.5%,
ex-HUD Sec. Andrew Cuomo (Lib) 0.3%,
'00 Senate nominee '90 RTL Party nominee / ex-marine Louis P. "Lou" Wein (C/WI) 0.0%, editor / '01 Mayor candidate Martin Koppel (SW/WI) 0.0%, Walter Iwachiw (WI) 0.0%,
Lt. Governor - Tied with Gov.
businessman Dennis Mehiel (D 31.5%, WF 2.0%) 33.5%, Mary O. Donohue (R 45.5%, Ind 14.3%, Cns 3.9%) 63.7%, attorney / marijuana activist John F. "Jay" Greco (L) 0.1%,
Jennifer Daniels (G) 0.9%,
attorney Stasia T. Vogel (RtL) 1.0%,
'98 nominee / Thomas J. Hillgardner (M) 0.5%,
ex-HUD official Charlie G. King (Lib) 0.3%,
'00 Senate nominee '90 RTL Party nominee / ex-marine Mary Ann Wein (C/WI) 0.0%, Young Socialists leader Arrin Hawkins (SW/WI) 0.0%,
Attorney General,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Eliot L. Spitzer (D 56.8%, Ind 6.2%, WF 2.3%, Lib 1.1%) 66.4%, ex-State Supreme Court Justice Dora Irizarry (R 26.9%, Cns 3.0%) 29.9%, attorney / '98 nominee Danial A. Conti, Jr. (L) 0.6%,
attorney Mary Jo Long (G) 1.2%,
John J. Broderick (RtL) 1.9%,
Comptroller, H. Carl McCall (D) ran for Governor,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
City Comptroller Alan G. Hevesi (D 47.2%, Lib 1.0%, WF 2.2%) 50.4%, St. AM John J. Faso (R 38.0%, Ind 4.9%, Cns 3.7%) 46.5%, technology consultant James Eisert (L) 0.5%,
businessman Howard "Howie" Hawkins (G) 1.1%,
'00 Congressional nominee Garifalia Christea (RtL) 1.5%,
writer Jack Willey (SW/WI) 0.0%,
New York Lost Two Congressional Districts due to Reapportionment
Plan would have Gilman (R) vs. Kelly (R) and LaFalce (D) vs. Slaughter (D),
1st Congressional District, 55.5% in '00, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 1:1, National Journal's Hottest Races, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Republican Favored, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Republican,
Southampton College provost Tim Bishop (D 48.5%, WF 1.8%) 50.2%, Felix J. Grucci Jr. (R 38.7%, Ind 2.7%, Cns 3.6%, RtL 3.5%) 48.6%, environmental activist Lorna Salzman (G) 1.2%,
2nd Congressional District, 47.9% 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,
Steve J. Israel (D 51.9%, Ind 5.2%, WF 1.4%) 58.5%, retiring NY firefighter Joseph P. "Joe" Finley (R 33.0%, Cns 4.0%, RtL 3.5%) 40.4%, firefighter John Keenan (G) 1.1%,
3rd Congressional District, 59.6% in '00, 5th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 20:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
Stuart L. Finz (D) 27.2%, Peter T. King (R 58.5%, Ind 4.2%, Cns 4.7%, RtL 4.5%) 71.9%, legal secretary Janeen DePrima (Lib) 0.9%,
4th Congressional District, 60.6% in '00, 3rd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:2 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Carolyn McCarthy (D 50.7%, Ind 3.1%, Lib 0.7%, WF 1.7%) 56.3%, ophthalmologist Marilyn F. O'Grady (R 36.5%, Cns 3.1%, RtL 3.6%) 43.2%, insurance agent Tim Derham (G) 0.5%,
5th Congressional District, 67.9% in '00, 10th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 5:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Gary L. Ackerman (D 82.9%, Ind 4.9%, WF 2.5%, Lib 2.1%) 92.3%, No Republican attorney Perry S. Reich (Cns) 7.7%,
6th Congressional District, unopposed in '00, 3rd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 50:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Gregory W. Meeks (D 91.1%, Lib 1.0%, WF 4.4%) 96.5%, No Republican Renaldo "Rey" Clarke (Ind) 3.5%,
7th Congressional District, 71.7% in '00, 2nd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 50:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Joseph Crowley (D 70.4%, WF 2.9%) 73.3%, Kevin Brawley (R 23.7%, Cns 3.0%) 26.7%,
8th Congressional District, 81.2% in '00, 6th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 20:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Jerrold L. Nadler (D 67.6%, Lib 2.5%, WF 6.0%) 76.1%, businessman James "Jim" Farrin (R 17.5%, Ind 1.0%) 18.5%, journalist / actor Joseph Dobrian (L) 0.5%,
teacher Alan Jay Gerber (Cns) 3.2%,
'00 nominee / actor Dan R. Wentzel (G) 1.8%,
9th Congressional District, 68.4% in '00 2nd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 50:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Anthony D. Weiner (D 61.8%, Lib 1.9%, WF 2.0%) 65.7%, phone co. supervisor Alfred F. Donohue (R 30.2%, Cns 4.1%) 34.3%,
10th Congressional District, 90.1% in '00, 10th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 50:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Edolphus Towns (D 95.8%, Lib 2.0%) 97.8%, No Republican Herbert Ryan (Cns) 2.2%
11th Congressional District, 87.0% in '00, 10th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 50:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Major R. Owens (D 76.5%, WF 10.1%) 86.6%, '00 nominee Susan W. Cleary (R 10.4%, Ind 2.1%) 12.5%, Alice G. Gaffney (Cns) 0.9%,
12th Congressional District, 87.1% in '00, 5th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Nydia M. Velázquez (D 86.7%, WF 9.1%) 95.8%, No Republican '00 nominee Cesar Estevez (Cns) 4.2%,
Paul Pederson (SW/WI) 0.0%,
13th Congressional District, 64.6% in '00, 3rd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 9:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
retired firefighter Arne M. Mattson (D 26.3%, Lib 0.8%, WF 1.2%) 28.3%, Vito J. Fossella (R 60.3%, Cns 6.9%, RtL 2.4%) 69.6%, '96, '98 & '00 nominee Anita F. Lerman (Ind) 1.4%,
retired civil servant Henry J. Bardel (G) 0.7%,
14th Congressional District, 73.9% in '00, 5th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 9:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Carolyn B. Maloney (D 66.7%, Ind 2.7%, Lib 2.1%, WF 3.8%) 75.3%, banker Anton Srdanovic (R 23.6%, Cns 2.2%) 24.7%, Margaret Trowe (SW/WI) 0.0%,
15th Congressional District, 91.9% in '00, 16th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 20:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Charles B. Rangel (D 80.8%, WF 7.7%) 88.5%, physician / '00 nominee Jessie A. Fields (R 9.2%, Ind 2.3%) 11.5%, William Estrada (SW/WI) 0.0%,
16th Congressional District, 95.8% in '00, 7th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 10:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
José E. Serrano (D 87.9%, WF 4.2%) 92.1%, Frank DellaValle (R 7.1%, Cns 0.8) 7.9%,
17th Congressional District, 89.7% in '00, 7th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Eliot L. Engel (D 59.4%, Lib 1.0%, WF 2.2%) 62.6%, Co. Exec. C. Scott Vanderhoef (R 28.6%, Ind 2.5%, Cns 3.3%) 34.4%, activist Elizabeth Shanklin (G) 1.4%,
Arthur L. Gallagher (RtL) 1.6%,
18th Congressional District, 67.2% in '00, 7th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 20:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Nita M. Lowey (D 88.7%, WF 3.3%) 92.0%, No Republican '98 Gubernatorial nominee / real estate exec. Michael "Mike" J. Reynolds (RtL) 8.0%,
19th Congressional District, 60.9% in '00 and 4th term for Kelly (R), Benjamin A. Gilman (R) retiring after 15th term, 57.6% in '00
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
HORIZON Internat'l president Janine M. H. Selendy (D) 26.0%, Sue W. Kelly (R 59.4%, Ind 5.0%, Cns 5.6%) 70.0%, '98 & '00 nominee Christine M. Tighe (RtL) 2.5%,
innkeeper Jonathan Wright (G) 1.5%,
20th Congressional District, 67.9% in '00, 2nd term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
retired businessman / teacher Franz N. "Frank" Stoppenbach, Jr. (D) 24.0%, John E. Sweeney (R 65.5%, Cns 7.8%) 73.3%, activist Margaret Lewis (G) 2.7%,
21st Congressional District, 74.4% in '00, 7th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Michael R. McNulty (D 59.8%, Ind 8.3%, Cns 4.9%, WF 2.1%) 75.1%, attorney Charles B. "Chuck" Rosenstein (R) 24.9%,
22nd Congressional District, 62.0% in '00, 5th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Maurice D. Hinchey (D 52.3%, Ind 7.5%, WF 2.9%, Lib 1.5%) 64.2%, systems engineer Eric Hall (R 29.7%, Cns 3.1%) 32.9%, musician Steven Greenfield (G) 1.5%,
'00 nominee Paul J. Laux (RtL) 1.4%,
23rd Congressional District, 74.3% in '00, 5th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
No Democrat John M. McHugh (R 88.3%, Cns 11.7%) 100%,
24th Congressional District, 60.5% in '00, 9th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
No Democrat Sherwood L. "Sherry" Boehlert (R) 70.7%, '00 Senate nominee / farmer Mark J. Dunau (G) 4.4%,
Co. Leg. / Dr. David L. Walrath (Cns) 21.6%,
Kathleen M. Peters (RtL) 3.3%,
25th Congressional District, 69.0% in '00, 7th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
prof. Stephanie Polowe Aldersley (D) 26.6%, James T. Walsh (R 56.9%, Ind 9.4%, Cns 5.9%) 72.3%, '00 Democratic nominee Francis J. Gavin (WF) 1.1%,
26th Congressional District, 69.3% in '00, 2nd term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
financial adviser Ayesha F. Nariman (D) 22.4%, Thomas M. Reynolds (R 57.7%, Ind 10.0%, Cns 6.0%) 73.7%, attorney Paul E. Fallon (G) 1.7%,
Shawn Harris (RtL) 2.2%,
27th Congressional District, 67.1% in '00, 5th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
attorney Peter Crotty (D 25.9%, WF 1.6%) 27.5%, Jack Quinn (R 60.9%, Cns 8.1%) 69.0%, AmeriCorps volunteer Albert N. LaBruna (G) 1.4%,
business developer Thomas P. Casey (RtL) 2.1%,
28th Congressional District, 65.7% in '00 and 8th term for Slaughter (D),
John J. LaFalce (D) retiring after 14th term, 60.3% in '00
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:3 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Louise McIntosh Slaughter (D 59.4%, WF 3.1%) 62.5%, North Tonawanda City Attorney Henry Wojtaszek (R 29.1%, Ind 5.0%, Cns 3.4%) 37.5%,
29th Congressional District, 77.3% in '00, 8th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 8:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
'00 nominee / caseworker Kisun J. Peters (D) 21.3%, Amory R. Houghton, Jr. (R 66.6%, Cns 6.5%) 73.1%, attorney Rachel Treichler (G) 2.3%,
Wendy M. Johnson (RtL) 3.3%,

1. Link to Predictions:
Campaign & Election Magazine,
The Cook Political Report,
Congressional Quarterly,
D.C.'s Political Report
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 New York Political Parties:
(Cns) = Conservative Party
(C) = Constitution Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(Ind) = Independence Party
(L) = Libertarian Party
(Lib) = Liberal Party
(M) = Marijuana Reform Party
(R) = Republican Party
(RtL) = Right to Life Party
(SW) = Socialist Workers Party
(WF) = Working Families Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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