2002 United States Senate election in Kentucky

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United States Senate election in Kentucky, 2002

← 1996 November 5, 2002 2008 →
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Nominee Mitch McConnell Lois Combs Weinberg
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 731,679 399,634
Percentage 64.7% 35.3%

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County Results
McConnell:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Weinberg:      50–60%      60–70%

U.S. Senator before election

Mitch McConnell
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Mitch McConnell
Republican

The 2002 United States Senate election in Kentucky was held on November 5, 2002. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell won re-election to a fourth term. This election was McConnell's biggest margin of victory to date.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lois Combs Weinberg 231,013 50.10%
Democratic Tom Barlow 230,055 49.90%
Total votes 461,068 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

McConnell was unopposed.

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mitch McConnell (Incumbent) 731,679 64.68% +9.22%
Democratic Lois Combs Weinberg 399,634 35.32% -7.52%
Majority 332,045 29.35% +16.74%
Turnout 1,131,313
Republican hold Swing

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