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South Carolina State Election Commission
2002 South Carolina Congressional and Statewide Results
Filing Deadline: 3/30/02 delayed to 4/20/02, Primary: 6/11/02, Run-off: 6/25/02, Independent Filing Deadline: 7/15/02
Last Updated: November 8, 2002
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties,
Governor, 53% 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: 1:1, Stu Rothenberg: Lean Democratic, Peter Orvetti: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Leans Democratic, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Hazy,
Jim Hodges (D) 47.1%, ex-U.S. Rep. Marshall C. "Mark" Sanford, Jr. (R) 52.78, Keven Alexander Gray (UC/WI) 0.1%,
drug activist Tom Pickett (WI),
Lt. Governor, Robert Lee Peeler (R) ran for Governor
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
St. Sen. Phil P. Leventis (D) 45.9%, St. Sen. André Bauer (R) 52.7%, privacy rights activist Kenneth E. Curtis (L) 1.4%,
write in votes 0.02%
Attorney General, Charlie Condon (R) ran for Governor
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
probation director Stephen "Steve" K. Benjamin (D) 44.5%, state GOP chair ex-U.S. attorney / 90 Lt. Gov. nominee Henry D. McMaster (R) 55.4%, write in votes 0.04%,
Secretary of State, Jim Miles (R) ran for Governor
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
State Alchohol Abuse Depart. Director Rick C. Wade (D) 43.2%, Spartanburg Co. Clerk of Courts Mark Hammond (R) 56.8%, write in votes 0.03%
Treasurer,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Grady Patterson (D) 52.3%, St. Sen. W. Greg Ryberg (R) 47.7%, write in votes 0.02%,
Comptroller,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
James A. Lander (D) 45.5%, ex-St. Treas. Richard A. Eckstrom (R) 54.5%, write in votes 0.03%,
Adjutant General,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
No Democrat Stanhope Spears (R) 99.3%, write in votes 0.7%,
Superintendent of Schools,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Inez Tenenbaum (D) 59.4%, professor Dan Hiltgen (R) 37.3%, state party executive director Al Hafer (C) 1.1%,
teacher Marva Y. Manigault (L) 2.2%,
write in voates 0.01%,
Agriculture Commissioner, D. Leslie Tindal (R) retiring,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
farmer John Long (D) 49.5%, St. Rep. Charlie R. Sharpe (R) 50.5%, write in votes 0.03%,
Senator, 53% in '96, 9th term, Strom Thurmond (R) retiring, Pre-election Poll Numbers
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Cook Political Report's overview: Leans Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 5:4 Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Republican, Peter Orvetti: Republican, Hotline Scoop's 10th Most Vulnerable Seat, U.S.A. Today: Competitive Race, Reuters: Second Tier, National Journal's Hottest Races, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Leans Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican,
ex-College of Charleston President / ex-St. Rep. / ex-St. Sen. Alex Sanders (D) 44.2%, U.S. Rep. Lindsey O. Graham (R) 54.4%, '00 Congressional nominee Ted Adams (C) 0.7%,
pawn shop owner Victor Kocher (L) 0.6%,
write in votes 0.06%,
1st Congressional District, 60.7% in '00, 1st term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 20:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
No Democrat Henry E. Brown Jr. (R) 89.5%, Dr. James E. Dunn (G, Cit) 7.0%,
'96 / '98 & '00 nominee Joseph F. "Joe" Innella (NL) 3.5%,
write in votes 0.04%
2nd Congressional District, 73% in '01 Special Election, 1st term, might run for U.S. Senate,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 50:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
No Democrat Addison G. "Joe" Wilson (R) 84.1%, retired electrical contractor / ex-teacher James R. "Jim" Legg (L) 5.6%,
electrician Mark Whittington (G, Cit) 10.0%,
write in votes 0.2%
3rd Congressional District, 67.9% in '00, 4th term, Lindsey O. Graham (R) elected to 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,
'00 nominee / guidance counselor George L. Brightharp (D) 31.3%, St. Rep. J. Gresham Barrett (R) 67.1%, Michael "Mike" Boerste (L) 1.6%,
write in votes 0.01%
4th Congressional District, 79.6% in '00, 2nd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 9:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
'00 Reform Party nominee / Dr. Peter J. Ashy (D 29.0%, Cit 0.7%) 29.7%, Jim DeMint (R) 69.0%, '96, '98 & '00 nominee / hair salon owner C. Faye Walters (NL) 1.2%,
write in votes 0.1%
5th Congressional District, 58.8% 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,
John M. Spratt, Jr. (D) 85.9%, No Republican Christopher D. Doug Kendall (L) 7.8%,
'01 nominee / Columbia Chrisitans for Life director Steve Lefemine (C) 6.3%,
write in votes 0.08%,
6th Congressional District, 72.0% in '00, 5th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
James E. "Jim" Clyburn (D) 66.9%, activist / '94, '96, & '98 nominee Gary M. McLeod (R) 32.1%, R. Craig Augenstein (L) 1.0%,
write in votes 0.02%,

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,
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 South Carolina Political Parties:
(C) = Constitution Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(L) = Libertarian Party
(NL) =Natural Law Party
(R) = Republican Party
(Cit) = United Citizens Party
- Affilliated with the Green Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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