2002 United States Senate election in Maine
Collins: 50–60% 60–70%
|Elections in Maine|
The 2002 United States Senate election in Maine was held November 5, 2002. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins won re-election to a second term.
- Chellie Pingree, State Senator and Senate Majority Leader
- Susan Collins, incumbent U.S. Senator since 1997
Pingree attacked Collins for supporting the Bush tax cuts. Both candidates opposed the Iraq War in the fall of 2002. However, Collins then supported the congressional resolution to attack Iraq, while Pingree opposed it.
Collins, a popular moderate, was supported by health care groups, environmentalists and gay rights advocates. She handily defeated Pingree in one of the few U.S. Senate elections in which both major parties nominated women in U.S. history.
- Complete video of debate, October 19, 2002
|Republican||Susan Collins (Incumbent)||295,041||58.44%||+9.25%|