Ohio gubernatorial election, 2002

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

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Nominee Bob Taft Tim Hagan
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,865,007 1,236,924
Percentage 57.76% 38.31%

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Election results by county

Governor before election

Bob Taft
Republican

Elected Governor

Bob Taft
Republican

The 2002 Ohio gubernatorial election took place on November 5, 2002. Incumbent Republican Governor of Ohio Bob Taft ran for re-election to a second and final term as Governor, and he was opposed by Democratic nominee Tim Hagan, a former Cuyahoga County Commissioner. The race between Taft and Hagan was not competitive, and Taft was re-elected by a substantial margin, ensuring his return to the Governor's office.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tim Hagan 467,572 100.00%
Totals 467,572 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Taft (Incumbent) 552,491 100.00%
Totals 552,491 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Ohio gubernatorial election, 2002[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Bob Taft (inc.) 1,865,007 57.76% +7.71%
Democratic Tim Hagan 1,236,924 38.31% -6.38%
Independent John Eastman 126,686 3.92%
Write-ins 375 0.01%
Majority 628,083 19.45% +14.09%
Turnout 3,228,992
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]