United States Senate election in New Mexico, 2002

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United States Senate election in New Mexico, 2002

← 1996 November 5, 2002 2008 →
  Pete Domenici official portrait 2.jpg Gloria Tristani.jpg
Nominee Pete Domenici Gloria Tristani
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 314,193 168,886
Percentage 65.0% 35.0%

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County results

U.S. Senator before election

Pete Domenici
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Pete Domenici
Republican

The 2002 United States Senate election in New Mexico was held on November 5, 2002. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Pete Domenici won re-election to a sixth term. As of 2018, this is the last Senate election in New Mexico won by a Republican.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gloria Tristani 109,084 77.71%
Democratic Francesa Lobato 31,228 22.24%
Democratic Don E. Durham (write-in) 73 0.05%
Total votes 140,385 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pete Domenici (Incumbent) 91,898 99.93%
Republican Orlin G. Cole (write-in) 62 0.07%
Total votes 91,960 100.00%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Pete Domenici (Incumbent) 314,193 65.04% +0.32%
Democratic Gloria Tristani 168,863 34.96% +5.17%
Majority 145,324 30.09% -4.86%
Turnout 483,056
Republican hold Swing

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