South Carolina gubernatorial election, 2002
2002 South Carolina gubernatorial election was held on November 5, 2002 to select the governor of the state of South Carolina. Mark Sanford, the Republican nominee, beat incumbent Democratic Governor Jim Hodges to become the 115th governor of South Carolina. Hodges became only the third incumbent governor in South Carolina history to lose reelection.
Democratic primary [ edit ]
Governor Jim Hodges faced no opposition from South Carolina Democrats and avoided a primary election.
Republican primary [ edit ]
South Carolina Republican Party held their primary on June 11, 2002 and the runoff on June 25, 2002. The contest became a race between Lieutenant Governor Bob Peeler from the Upstate and Mark Sanford, a former representative of the 1st congressional district in the Lowcountry. Sanford received the support of the candidates eliminated from the runoff election and easily defeated Peeler.
Republican primary runoff results
General election [ edit ]
The general election was held on November 5, 2002 and Mark Sanford was elected as the next
governor of South Carolina. Turnout was higher than the previous gubernatorial election because of the competitive nature of the race between the two parties.
2002 South Carolina gubernatorial election map, by percentile by county.
65+% won by Sanford
60%-64% won by Sanford
55%-59% won by Sanford
50%-54% won by Sanford
50%-54% won by Hodges
55%-59% won by Hodges
60%-64% won by Hodges 65+% won by Hodges
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