2002 United States Senate election in Mississippi

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Nominee Thad Cochran Shawn O'Hara
Party Republican Reform
Popular vote 533,269 97,226
Percentage 84.6% 15.4%

County results
Cochran:      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      >90%

U.S. senator before election

Thad Cochran
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Thad Cochran
Republican

The 2002 United States Senate election in Mississippi was held on November 5, 2002. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Thad Cochran overwhelmingly won re-election to a fifth term. The Democratic Party did not field a candidate, resulting in Reform Party candidate Shawn O'Hara winning 15.42%. O'Hara's percentage of the vote was more than double Ross Perot's statewide total of 5.84% in the 1996 presidential election. His percentage was also the highest percentage for a Reform candidate in a senate election.

Major candidates

Reform

Republican

General election

Predictions

Source Ranking As of
Sabato's Crystal Ball[1] Safe R November 4, 2002

Results

General election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Thad Cochran (incumbent) 533,269 84.58%
Reform Shawn O'Hara 97,226 15.42%
Majority 436,043 69.16%
Turnout 630,495
Republican hold Swing

See also

References

  1. ^ "Senate Races". www.centerforpolitics.org. November 4, 2002. Archived from the original on November 18, 2002. Retrieved June 25, 2021.
  2. ^ "Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives".