Wyoming gubernatorial election, 2002

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

  Dave Freudenthal speech.jpg
Nominee Dave Freudenthal Eli Bebout
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 92,662 88,873
Percentage 49.96% 47.92%

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County results

Governor before election

Jim Geringer
Republican

Elected Governor

Dave Freudenthal
Democratic

The Wyoming gubernatorial election of 2002 was held on November 5, 2002. Incumbent Republican Governor of Wyoming Jim Geringer was barred from seeking a third term in office, thereby creating an open seat. Former United States Attorney Dave Freudenthal and former Speaker of the Wyoming House of Representatives Eli Bebout both emerged from competitive Democratic and Republican primaries, respectively, and faced off against each other in the general election. Despite Wyoming's strong inclination to elect Republicans, a contentious race ensued, with Freudenthal ultimately edging out Bebout by fewer than 4,000 votes.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dave Freudenthal 19,732 53.62%
Democratic Paul Hickey 13,793 37.48%
Democratic Toby Simpson 1,918 5.21%
Democratic Ken Casner 1,356 3.68%
Totals 36,799 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Eli Bebout 44,417 48.98%
Republican Ray Hunkins 25,363 27.97%
Republican Bill Sniffin 13,633 15.03%
Republican Stephen Watt 5,724 6.31%
Republican John H. Self 1,548 1.71%
Totals 90,685 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Wyoming gubernatorial election, 2002[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Dave Freudenthal 92,662 49.96% +9.51%
Republican Eli Bebout 88,873 47.92% -7.68%
Libertarian Dave Dawson 3,924 2.12% -1.83%
Majority 3,789 2.04% -13.10%
Turnout 185,459
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

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