United States Senate election in Illinois, 2002

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United States Senate election in Illinois, 2002
Illinois
1996 ←
November 5, 2002
→ 2008

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Nominee Dick Durbin Jim Durkin
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 2,103,766 1,325,703
Percentage 60.33% 38.02%

Senator before election

Dick Durbin
Democratic

Elected Senator

Dick Durbin
Democratic

The United States Senate election in Illinois was held on November 5, 2002. Incumbent Democratic United States Senator Dick Durbin sought re-election to a second term in the United States Senate. Durbin faced off against State Representative Jim Durkin, whom he was able to easily beat, ensuring his return to the Senate.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dick Durbin (Incumbent) 918,467 100.00%
Totals 918,467 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Durkin 378,010 45.81%
Republican Jim Oberweis 259,515 31.45%
Republican John H. Cox 187,706 22.75%
Totals 825,231 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Illinois, 2002[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Dick Durbin (Incumbent) 2,103,766 60.33% +4.25%
Republican Jim Durkin 1,325,703 38.02% -2.65%
Libertarian Steven Burgauer 57,382 1.65% +0.68%
Majority 778,063 22.31% +6.90%
Turnout 3,486,851
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]