2002 United States Senate election in Nebraska

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United States Senate election in Nebraska, 2002

← 1996 November 7, 2002 2008 →
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Nominee Chuck Hagel Charlie Matulka
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 397,438 70,290
Percentage 82.8% 14.6%

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County Results
Hagel:      60-70%      70-80%      80-90%      90-100%

U.S. Senator before election

Chuck Hagel
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Chuck Hagel
Republican

The 2002 United States Senate election in Nebraska was held on November 7, 2002. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel won re-election to a second term.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Charlie A. Matulka, construction worker[1]
  • Al Hamburg, perennial candidate

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charlie A. Matulka 33,922 59.31%
Democratic Al Hamburg 23,272 40.69%
Total votes 57,194 100.00%

Libertarian primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • John J. Graziano, businessman

Results[edit]

Libertarian Party primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian John J. Graziano 228 100.00%
Total votes 228 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican Party primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chuck Hagel (Incumbent) 144,160 100.00%
Total votes 144,160 100.00%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Phil Chase (I)
  • John Graziano (L), businessman
  • Chuck Hagel (R), incumbent U.S. Senator
  • Charlie Matulka (D), construction worker

Results[edit]

General election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Chuck Hagel (Incumbent) 397,438 82.76% +25.36%
Democratic Charlie A. Matulka 70,290 14.64% -27.96%
Libertarian John J. Graziano 7,423 1.55%
Independent Phil Chase 5,066 1.05%
Majority 327,148 68.13% +53.31%
Turnout 480,217
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The 2002 Elections: Midwest; Nebraska". 7 November 2002 – via NYTimes.com.
  2. ^ a b c "Primary canvass" (PDF). www.sos.ne.gov. 2002.
  3. ^ "2002 ELECTION STATISTICS". clerk.house.gov.