United States Senate election in Virginia, 2002

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United States Senate election in Virginia, 2002
← 1996 November 4, 2002 2008 →
Turnout 29.0% (voting eligible)[1]
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Nominee John Warner Nancy Spannaus Jacob Hornberger
Party Republican Independent Independent
Popular vote 1,229,894 145,102 106,055
Percentage 82.6% 9.7% 7.1%

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U.S. Senate election results map. Red denotes counties/districts won by Warner.

U.S. Senator before election

John Warner

Elected U.S. Senator

John Warner

The 2002 United States Senate election in Virginia was held on November 5, 2002. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator John Warner won re-election to a fifth term, making him one of only three Virginia U.S. Senators to serve five or more terms.[2] The Democrats did not field a candidate against Warner, and he won every single county and city in the state with at least 60% of the vote. As of 2016, this is the last Senate election in Virginia won by a Republican.

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United States Senate election in Virginia, 2002[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John Warner (inc.) 1,229,894 82.58% +30.10%
Independent Nancy B. Spannaus 145,102 9.74%
Independent Jacob G. Hornberger, Jr. 106,055 7.12%
Write-ins 8,371 0.56% +0.43%
Majority 1,084,792 72.83% +67.75%
Turnout 1,489,422
Republican hold Swing


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