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Texas Secretary of State - Elections Division
2002 Texas Congressional and Statewide Results
GOP Convention: 6/7/02, Democratic Party Convention: 6/13-15/02, Filing Deadline: 1/2/02, Primary: 3/12/02, Run-off: 4/9/02, 3rd Party Conventions: 6/8/02, Write-in Filing Deadline: 9/02,
Last Updated: November 8, 2002
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties,
Governor, 68% in '98, 2nd term, Pre-election Poll Numbers
George W. Bush (R) elected President
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Cook Political Report's overview: Leans Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 9:7 Republican, Stu Rothenberg: Lean Republican, Peter Orvetti: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Leans Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Republican,
businessman Tony Sanchez Jr. (D) 39.4%, Lt. Gov. Rick Perry (R) 58.7%, '88 Senate nominee / '90 nominee / service consultant Jeff Daiell (L) 1.2%,
research assistant Rahul Mahajan (G) 0.6%,
Steve Warshell (SW/WI),
Elaine Eure Henderson (WI) 0.0%,
Earl W. "Bill" O'Neil (WI) 0.0%,
Lt. Governor, Rick Perry (R) assumed office of Governor and Bill Ratliff (R) not seeking election,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democrat,
ex-St. Comptroller / '98 nominee John Sharp (D) 46.6%, St. Land Comm'r. David Dewhurst (R) 51.7%, marketing manager Mark David Gessner (L) 1.0%,
manager Nathalie Paravicini (G) 0.8%,
Attorney General, John Cornyn (R) elected to U.S. Senate
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
ex-Austin Mayor Kirk Watson (D) 41.08%, Tx. Supreme Court Justice Gregg Abbott (R) 56.72%, writer / computer consultant Jon Roland (L) 1.26%,
attorney David Keith Cobb (G) 0.92%,
Comptroller,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
attorney / ex-college football star Marty Akins (D) 32.92%, Carole Keeton Rylander (R) 64.16%, teacher Bowie Ibarra (L) 1.19%,
community activist Rueben L. Reyes (G) 1.72%,
Land Commissioner, David Dewhurst (R) elected Lt. Gov.,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
St. Sen. David Bernsen (D) 41.48%, ex-St. Sen. Jerry Patterson (R) 53.16%, alternative Medicine Practitioner Barbara A. "Betty" Hernandez (L) 4.12%,
job developer Michael B. McInerney (G) 1.23%,
Agriculture Commissioner,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
St. Rep. Tom Ramsay (D) 37.81%, Susan Combs (R) 59.53%, carpenter / '98 Congressional nominee Vincent J. May (L) 1.17%,
environmental coordinator Jane Woodward Elioseff (G) 1.46%,
Railroad Commissioner,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
attorney / ex-st. party exec. dir. Sherry Boyles (D) 41.48%, Michael L. Williams (R) 54.81%, maintenance technician / 2000 Reform Party nominee Nazirite R. Flores Perez (L) 2.5%,
retired petro engineer Charles Mauch (G) 1.19%,
Senate 55% in '96, Phil Gramm (R) retiring after 3rd, Pre-election Poll Numbers
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Cook Political Report's overview: Toss Up, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:5 Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Tossup, Peter Orvetti: Republican, Hotline Scoop's 9th Most Vulnerable Seat, U.S.A. Today: Races to Watch, 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: Leans Republican, Sam Toles: Republican Hold,
ex-Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk (D) 43.32%, St. Att. Gen. John Cornyn (R) 55.29%, computer consultant Scott Lanier Jameson (L) 0.78%,
civil rights advocate Roy H. Williams (G) 0.55%,
retiree / '00 & '04 Presidential candidate James W. "Jim" Wright (Rfm/WI) 0.03%,
Jacquie Henderson (SW/WI) 0.0%, retired Navy Commander / '02 primary candidate / '00 Reform Party candidate Michael Idrogo (WI),
1st Congressional District, 55.7% in '00, 3rd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:3 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Max A. Sandlin (D) 56.44%, retired NASA executive / 2000 candidate John Lawrence (R) 43.55%,
2nd Congressional District, 91.1% 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,
Jim Turner (D) 60.84%, rancher / builder Vance "Van" Brookshire (R) 38.18%, technician Peter Beach (L) 0.96%,
3rd Congressional District, 71.6% in '00, 6th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 9:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
human resources exec. Manny Molera (D) 24.33%, Sam Johnson (R) 73.94%, consultant '96 nominee John H. Davis (L) 1.72%,
4th Congressional District, 60.3% in '00, 11th term, might switch parties
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 5:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Ralph M. Hall (D) 57.82%, attorney John Graves (R) 40.37%, college economics instructor '98 nominee Barbara L. Robinson (L) 1.72%,
5th Congressional District, 54.0% in '00, 3rd term, Pete Sessions (R) moved to 32nd Congressional District,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 9:8 Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Republican Favored, Cook Political Report's overview: Leans Republican,
ex-judge Ron Chapman (D) 40.26%, communications executive Jeb Hensarling (R) 58.2%, journalist Dan Michalski (L) 0.91%,
businessman Thomas J. "Tom" Kemper (G) 0.61%,
6th Congressional District, 88.1% in '00, 9th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 10:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
teacher Felix Alvarado (D) 27.67%, Joe L. Barton (R) 70.34%, pilot / '00 nominee Frank Brady (L) 1.21%,
retired chemist Barbara J. "B.J." Armstrong (G) 0.75%,
7th Congressional District, 73.9% in '00, 1st term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 100:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
No Democrat John A. Culberson (R) 89.18%, '98 & '00 nominee / research designer Drew Paul Parks (L) 10.75%,
artist '00 candidate John Richard Skone-Palmer (WI) 0.05%,
8th Congressional District, 91.6% 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 Kevin Brady (R) 93.14%, '00 nominee / chemical engineer Richard Paul "Gil" Guillory, Jr. (L) 6.85%,
9th Congressional District, 59.2% in '00, 3rd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Nicholas V. "Nick" Lampson (D) 58.6%, businessman / ex-Houston Oiler quarterback / '00 nominee Paul Williams (R) 40.3%, Rev. Dean L. Tucker (L) 1.09%,
10th Congressional District, 84.5% in '00, 4th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 5:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Lloyd Doggett (D) 84.37%, No Republican maintenance technician Michele S. Messina (L) 15.62%,
11th Congressional District, 54.9% in '00, 6th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:2 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Democrat Favored,
Chet Edwards (D) 51.55%, 2000 nominee / ex-oil executive Ramsey Farley (R) 47.1%, frieght transporter Paul Farris (L) 1.34%,
12th Congressional District, 62.7% 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 Kay Granger (R) 91.87%, self-employee Edward A. Hanson (L) 8.12%,
13th Congressional District, 67.6% in '00, 4th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 5:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
cotton farmer Zane B. Reese (D) 20.72%, William M. "Mac" Thornberry (R) 79.27%,
14th Congressional District, 59.7% in '00, 3rd / 6th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:3 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
attorney Corby Windham (D) 31.9%, Ronald E. "Ron" Paul (R) 68.09%,
15th Congressional District, 88.7% in '00, 3rd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 100:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Rubén Hinojosa (D), No Republican
16th Congressional District, 68.3% in '00, 3rd term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 100:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Silvestre Reyes (D), No Republican
17th Congressional District, 59.0% in '00, 12th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:2 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Democrat Favored,
Charles Stenholm (D) 51.36%, investment broker / city councilmember Rob Beckham (R) 47.38%, records clerk Frederick C. "Fred" Jones (L) 1.24%,
18th Congressional District, 76.6% in '00, 4th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 20:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Sheila Jackson Lee (D) 76.91%, bookkeeper Phillip J. Abbott (R) 21.7%, business development Brent Sullivan (L) 1.38%,
meat packer Anthony M. Dutrow (SW/WI),
19th Congressional District, 91.6% in '00, 9th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 100:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
No Democrat Larry Combest (R) 91.63%, Larry Johnson (L) 8.36%,
20th Congressional District, 87.7% in '00, 2nd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 100:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Charlie A. Gonzalez (D), No Republican
21st Congressional District, 75.9% in '00, 8th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 9:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
educator John K. Courage (D) 25.3%, Lamar S. Smith (R) 72.86%, petroleum landman D. G. "Davy" Roberts (L) 1.82%,
22nd Congressional District, 60.3% in '00, 9th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 8:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
attorney Tim Riley (D) 35.02%, Tom DeLay (R) 63.17%, medical sales Gerlad W. "Jerry" LaFleur (L) 1.01%,
engineer Joel West (G) 0.79%,
23rd Congressional District, 59.3% 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, Cook Political Report's overview: Likely Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Republican Favored, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican,
ex-St. Rep. / ex-Sec. of St. Henry Cuellar (D) 47.2%, Henry Bonilla (R) 51.52%, '98 & '00 nominee / engineer Jeffrey C. Blunt (L) 0.73%,
retired federal employee Edwin E. "Ed" Scharf (G) 0.53%,
24th Congressional District, 61.8% in '00, 12th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Martin Frost (D) 64.66%, attorney Michael "Mike" Rivera Ortega (R) 33.95%, retired teacher / 1998 & 2000 nominee Ken Ashby (L) 1.38%,
25th Congressional District, 59.9% in '00, Ken Bentsen (D) defeated in U.S. Senate Primary after 4th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democrat, Campaign & Election's Odds: 8:7 Democrat, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Leans Democratic,
Houston councilmember Chris Bell (D) 54.75%, businessman / '00 candidate Tom Reiser (R) 43.09%, engineer Guy McLendon (L) 0.94%,
professor George Reiter (G) 1.2%,
26th Congressional District, 72.5% in '00, Richard K. "Dick" Armey (R) retiring after 8th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:1 Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
author Paul William LeBon (D) 22.76%, obstetrician Michael C. Burgess (R) 74.8%, website developer David Wallace Croft (L) 1.43%,
programmer Gary R. Page (G) 0.99%,
27th Congressional District, 63.4% in '00, 10th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Solomon P. Ortiz (D) 61.09%, '00 nominee / real estate appraisor / ex-Brownsville Mayor Pat Ahumada (R) 36.54%, program manager Christopher J. Claytor (L) 2.35%,
28th Congressional District, 89.0% 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,
Ciro D. Rodriguez (D) 71.09%, attorney Gabriel Perales, Jr. (R) 26.86%, pharmacist 1998 & 2000 nominee William A. "Bill" Stallknecht (L) 2.04%,
29th Congressional District, 73.4% in '00, 5th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 100:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Gene Green (D) 95.16%, No Republican UPS supervisor Paul Hansen (L) 4.83%,
30th Congressional District, 91.8% in '00, 5th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 10:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Eddie Bernice Johnson (D) 74.26%, industrial safety manager Rondell L. "Ron" Bush (R) 24.18%, '00 nominee / physicist / engineer Lance Flores (L) 1.54%,
31st Congressional District
Texas Will Gain Two Congressional Districts Due to Reapportionment,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 5:1 Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
party chairman David Bagley (D) 27.36%, district judge John R. Carter (R) 69.08%, ISP Clark Simmons (L) 1.26%,
small business owner John S. Petersen (G) 1.23%,
construction contractor / '98 GOP Governor candidate Russell C. Crawford (I) 1.06%,
32nd Congressional District, 54.0% in '00, 3rd term,
Texas Will Gain Two Congressional Districts Due to Reapportionment
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
retired teacher Pauline K. Dixon (D) 30.34%, U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions (R) 67.76%, tax analyst Steve Martin (L) 1.06%,
consultant Carla Hubbell (G) 0.81%,

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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 Texas Political Parties:
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(Rfm) = Reform Party
(R) = Republican Party
(SW) = Socialist Workers Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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