2002 United States Senate election in Arkansas

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United States Senate election in Arkansas, 2002

← 1996 November 5, 2002 2008 →
  Mark Pryor, head and shoulders photo portrait with flag, 2006.jpg Timothy Hutchinson, official Senate photo portrait (cropped).jpg
Nominee Mark Pryor Tim Hutchinson
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 433,306 370,653
Percentage 53.9% 46.1%

Arkansas Senate Election Results by County, 2002.svg
County results
Pryor:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Hutchinson:      50–60%      60–70%

U.S. Senator before election

Tim Hutchinson

Elected U.S. Senator

Mark Pryor

The 2002 United States Senate election in Arkansas was held on November 5, 2002. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Tim Hutchinson ran for a second term, but lost re-election to Mark Pryor, whose father David had held the seat from 1979 to 1997.

Major candidates[edit]



Republican Jim Bob Duggar challenged Hutchinson in the primary.
Republican Primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tim Hutchinson 71,576 77.7%
Republican Jim Bob Duggar 20,546 22.3%
Total votes 92,116 100.0%

General election[edit]



Arkansas U.S. Senate Election 2002[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark Pryor 435,347 53.9%
Republican Tim Hutchinson (incumbent) 372,909 46.1%
Democratic gain from Republican


  1. ^ "2002 Election Results" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-01-07. Retrieved 2015-01-31.
  2. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=3