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Tennessee Department of State - Division of Elections
2002 Tennessee Congressional and Statewide Results
Filing Deadline: 4/4/02, withdrawal deadline: 4/11/02, Primary: 8/1/02,
Last Updated: November 7, 2002
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties,
Governor, 69% in '98, Don Sundquist (R) barred from third term, Pre-election Poll Numbers
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Cook Political Report's overview: Leans Democrat, Campaign & Election's Odds: 1:1, Stu Rothenberg: Tossup, Peter Orvetti: Democrat, National Journal's Hottest Races, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: No Clear Favorite, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Hazy,
ex-Nashville Mayor / '94 nominee Phil Bredesen (D) 50.6%, U.S. Rep. William V. "Van" Hilleary (R) 47.6%, Rev. Edwin C. "Ed" Sanders, Jr. (I) 0.5%,
perennial candidate John Jay Hooker, Jr. (I) 0.3%,
N.A.I.M. Chief Carl "Two Feathers" Whittaker (I) 0.3%,
David Gatchell (I) 0.2%,
Gabriel A. Givens (I) 0.1%,
store manager Ray Ledford (L) 0.1%,
James E. Herren (I) 0.1%,
U.S. Navy Capt. (retired) / ex-Libertarian Charles V. Wilhoit, Jr. (I) 0.1%,
businesswomen / marijuana legalization activist Marivuana Stout Leinoff (I) 0.0%,
'00 Senate candidate Robert O. Watson (I) 0.0%,
computer programmer Francis E. Waldron (I) 0.0%,
Ronald "Ronny" Simmons (I) 0.0%,
Basil J. Marceaux (I) 0.0%,
write in votes 0.0%
Senator, 61.4% in '96, Fred Thompson (R) retiring after 2nd term, Pre-election Poll Numbers
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Cook Political Report's overview: Lean Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 5:4 Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Republican, Peter Orvetti: Republican, Hotline Scoop's 8th Least Vulnerable Seat, Reuters: Second Tier, National Journal's Hottest Races, Newsday's: Close Race, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Leans Republican, National Review's Hottest Races, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Republican, Sam Toles: Republican Hold,
U.S. Rep. Bob Clement (D) 44.3%, ex-Gov. / '00 Presidential candidate Lamar Alexander (R) 54.3%, perennial candidate John Jay Hooker, Jr. (I) 0.4%,
Wesley M. Baker (I) 0.4%,
C.L. "Connie" Gammon (Ind) 0.3%,
Kari Stanley Davidson (I) 0.1%,
Basil J. Marceaux (I) 0.1%,
ex-teacher Harold Gary Keplinger (I) 0.1%,
write in votes 0.0%
1st Congressional District, unopposed in '00, 3rd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 100:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
No Democrat William L. "Bill" Jenkins (R) 98.8%, write in votes 1.2%
2nd Congressional District, 89.3% in '00, 8th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 10:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
warehouse worker John Greene (D) 19.9%, John J. Duncan, Jr. (R) 79.0%, Joshua A. Williamson (L) 0.6%,
'98 candidate George Njezic (I) 0.5%,
write in votes 0.0%
3rd Congressional District, 63.9% in '00, 4th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
attorney John Wolfe (D) 33.8%, Zach Wamp (R) 64.5%, attorney William "Bill" Bolen (L) 1.0%,
maintenance worker Timothy A. Sevier (I) 0.5%,
write in votes 0.1%
4th Congressional District, 65.9% in '00, 4th term, William V. "Van" Hilleary (R) ran for Gov.
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 15:14 Democrat, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Democratic, Stu Rothenberg: 2nd Dangerous Dozen Open Seat, National Journal's Hottest Races, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Leans Democratic, U.S.A. Today: Races to Watch, Cook Political Report's overview: Leans Democratic, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Democrat,
St. Sen. Lincoln Davis (D) 52.1%, alderman Janice H. Bowling (R) 46.5%, veteran William Tharon Chandler (I) 0.6%,
'98 write in candidate Robert Harry "Bert" Mason, Jr. (I) 0.3%,
John Ray (I) 0.3%,
business manager Edward F. "Ed" Wellmann (I) 0.2%,
write in votes 0.0%,
5th Congressional District, 72.7% in '00, Bob Clement (D) ran for U.S. Senate after 8th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:5 Democrat, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
ex-U.S. Rep. / '94 Senate nominee James H. "Jim" Cooper (D) 63.7%, businessman Robert Duvall (R) 33.3%, professor Jonathan Farley (G) 0.7%,
perennial candidate John Jay Hooker, Jr. (I) 1.8%,
Jesse Turner (I) 0.5%,
write in votes 0.0%
6th Congressional District, 62.2% in '00, 9th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:4 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Bart Gordon (D) 65.9%, Robert L. Garrison (R) 32.3%, '00 Congressional candidate Jerome Patrick Lyons (I) 1.7%,
write in votes 0.0%
7th Congressional District, 69.6% in '00, Ed Bryant (R) defeated in Senate primary after 4th term,
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,
truck driver / Tim Barron (D) 26.5%, '92 nominee / St. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R) 70.7%, graphic systems manager Richard "Rick" Patterson (L) 2.8%,
write in votes 0.0%
8th Congressional District, 72.3% in '00, 7th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
John S. Tanner (D) 70.1%, contractor / ex-professional rodeo cowboy Mat McClain (R) 27.3%, James L. Hart (I) 2.6%,
write in votes 0.0%
9th Congressional District, unopposed in '00, 3rd term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 20:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Harold E. Ford Jr. (D) 83.8%, No Republican Tony Rush (NL) 16.1%,
write in votes 0.1%, FedEx worker / college student / '02 Senate primary candidate Mary Taylor-Shelby (WI),

1. Link to Predictions:
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The Cook Political Report,
Congressional Quarterly,
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 Tennessee Political Parties:
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(Ind) = Tennessee Independent Party
- affiliated with Independent American Party
(L) = Libertarian Party
(NL) = Natural Law Party
(R) = Republican Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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