Idaho gubernatorial election, 2002

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Idaho gubernatorial election, 2002
Idaho
1998 ←
November 5, 2002 → 2006

  Dirkkempthornesenate.jpg
Nominee Dirk Kempthorne Jerry Brady
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 231,566 171,711
Percentage 56.28% 41.73%

Governor before election

Dirk Kempthorne
Republican

Elected Governor

Dirk Kempthorne
Republican

The 2002 Idaho gubernatorial election was held on November 5, 2002 to select the governor of the state of Idaho. Dirk Kempthorne, the Republican incumbent, defeated Democratic nominee Jerry Brady to win a second term, but the win was not nearly as overwhelming as Kempthorne's 1998 victory.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dirk Kempthorne (inc.) 95,882 65.88%
Republican Milt Erhart 37,523 25.78%
Republican Walter L. Bayes 6,873 4.72%
Republican Raynelle J. George 5,271 3.62%
Totals 145,549 100.00%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jerry Brady 33,285 87.40%
Democratic Rue T. Stears 4,798 12.60%
Totals 38,083 100.00%

Libertarian primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Daniel L. J. Adams, perennial candidate
  • Michael Monroe Gollaher (write-in)

Results[edit]

Libertarian Primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Daniel L. J. Adams 997 90.14%
Libertarian Michael Monroe Gollaher (write-in) 109 9.86%
Totals 1,106 100.00%

General election[edit]

Campaign[edit]

Although Brady performed considerably better than 1998 Democratic gubernatorial nominee Robert C. Huntley and won in Ada County, Kempthorne won reelection with a comfortable majority.

Results[edit]

Idaho gubernatorial election, 2002[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Dirk Kempthorne (inc.) 231,566 56.28% -11.42%
Democratic Jerry Brady 171,711 41.73% +12.66%
Libertarian Daniel L. J. Adams 8,187 1.99%
Write-ins 13 0.00%
Majority 59,855 14.55% -24.08%
Turnout 411,477
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

See also[edit]

Preceded by
1998
Idaho gubernatorial elections Succeeded by
2006