United States Senate election in Iowa, 2002

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

  Tom Harkin official portrait.jpg Gregganske.jpg
Nominee Tom Harkin Greg Ganske
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 554,278 447,892
Percentage 54.18% 43.78%

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County Results

Senator before election

Tom Harkin
Democratic

Elected Senator

Tom Harkin
Democratic

The 2002 United States Senate election in Iowa was held on November 5, 2002. Incumbent Democratic United States Senator Tom Harkin sought re-election to a fourth term in the United States Senate. Harkin was opposed in the general election by United States Congressman Greg Ganske, who fought off a surprisingly difficult challenger in the Republican primary. Though Harkin had narrowly defeated his opponent six years earlier, he was able to defeat Ganske by a fairly comfortable margin to win re-election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Harkin (inc.) 83,505 99.34%
Democratic Write-ins 555 0.66%
Totals 84,060 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Ganske 116,229 58.97%
Republican Bill Salier 80,700 40.94%
Republican Write-ins 167 0.08%
Totals 197,096 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Iowa, 2002[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Tom Harkin (inc.) 554,278 54.18% +2.37%
Republican Greg Ganske 447,892 43.78% -2.94%
Green Timothy A. Harthan 11,340 1.11%
Libertarian Richard J. Moore 8,864 0.87%
Write-ins 701 0.07%
Majority 106,386 10.40% +5.30%
Turnout 1,023,075
Democratic hold Swing

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