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United States Senate election in Illinois, 2002

The United States Senate election in Illinois was held on November 5, 2002. Incumbent Democratic United States Senator Dick Durbin sought re-election to a second term in the United States Senate. Durbin faced off against State Representative Jim Durkin, whom he was able to easily beat, ensuring his return to the Senate.

United States Senate election in Illinois, 2002
Illinois
← 1996 November 5, 2002 2008 →
  Duroffpic.jpg Jim Durkin.jpg
Nominee Dick Durbin Jim Durkin
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 2,103,766 1,325,703
Percentage 60.33% 38.02%

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County Results

U.S. Senator before election

Dick Durbin
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Dick Durbin
Democratic

Contents

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dick Durbin (Incumbent) 918,467 100.00%
Total votes 918,467 100.00%

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Durkin 378,010 45.81%
Republican Jim Oberweis 259,515 31.45%
Republican John H. Cox 187,706 22.74%
Total votes 825,231 100.00%

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Durbin won re-election to a second term easily, carrying a majority of the states 102 counties.

United States Senate election in Illinois, 2002[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Dick Durbin (Incumbent) 2,103,766 60.33% +4.25%
Republican Jim Durkin 1,325,703 38.02% -2.65%
Libertarian Steven Burgauer 57,382 1.65% +0.68%
Majority 778,063 22.31% +6.90%
Turnout 3,486,851
Democratic hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Ballots Cast". Elections.il.gov. March 19, 2002. Retrieved April 4, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002" (PDF). Clerk.house.gov. Retrieved April 4, 2015.