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Tennessee gubernatorial election, 2002

Tennessee gubernatorial election, 2002

November 5, 2002

 
Candidate Phil Bredesen Van Hilleary
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 837,284 786,803
Percentage 50.65% 47.59%

County Results

Governor before election

Don Sundquist
Republican

Elected Governor

Phil Bredesen
Democratic

The Tennessee gubernatorial election of 2002 was held on November 5, 2002. The incumbent, Don Sundquist, was barred from serving a third term. To succeed him, former Nashville Mayor Phil Bredesen, the Democratic nominee, who had run against Sundquist in 1994, narrowly defeated United States Congressman Van Hilleary, the Republican nominee, in the general election.

Contents

  • Democratic primary 1
    • Candidates 1.1
    • Results 1.2
  • Republican primary 2
    • Candidates 2.1
    • Results 2.2
  • General election 3
    • Candidates 3.1
      • Major 3.1.1
    • Results 3.2
  • References 4

Democratic primary

Candidates

  • Phil Bredesen, former Mayor of Nashville, 1994 Democratic nominee for Governor
  • Randy Nichols, Knox County District Attorney General
  • Charles E. Smith, former Tennessee Commissioner of Education
  • Charles V. Brown
  • L. Best
  • Floyd R. Conover

Results

Democratic Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Phil Bredesen 426,418 79.05
Democratic Randy Nichols 38,322 7.10
Democratic Charles E. Smith 34,547 6.40
Democratic Charles V. Brown 17,506 3.25
Democratic L. Best 16,007 2.97
Democratic Floyd R. Conover 6,218 1.15
Democratic Write-ins 420 0.08
Total votes 539,438 100.00

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican Primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Van Hilleary 343,543 64.31
Republican Jim Henry 159,862 29.92
Republican Bob Tripp 17,156 3.21
Republican Dave Kelley 8,581 1.61
Republican Jessie D. McDonald 4,682 0.88
Republican Write-ins 389 0.07
Total votes 534,213 100.00

General election

Candidates

Major

  • Phil Bredesen (D)
  • Van Hilleary (R)
  • Edwin C. Sanders (I)
  • Carl Two Feathers Whitaker (I)
  • John Jay Hooker (I)
  • David Gatchell (I)
  • Gabriel Givens (I)
  • Ray Ledford (I)
  • James E. Herren (I)
  • Charles V. Wilhoit, Jr. (I)
  • Marivuana Stout Leinoff (I)
  • Francis E. Waldron (I)
  • Ronny Simmons (I)
  • Robert O. Watson (I)
  • Basil Marceaux (I)

Results

Tennessee gubernatorial election, 2002[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Phil Bredesen 837,284 50.65% +21.17%
Republican Van Hilleary 786,803 47.59% -21.03%
Independent Edwin C. Sanders 7,749 0.47%
Independent Carl Two Feathers Whitaker 5,308 0.32%
Independent John Jay Hooker 4,577 0.28%
Independent David Gatchell 2,991 0.18%
Independent Gabriel Givens 1,591 0.10%
Independent Ray Ledford 1,589 0.10%
Independent James E. Herren 1,210 0.07%
Independent Charles V. Wilhoit, Jr. 898 0.05%
Independent Marivuana Stout Leinoff 645 0.04%
Independent Francis E. Waldron 635 0.04%
Independent Ronny Simmons 630 0.04%
Independent Robert O. Watson 579 0.04%
Independent Basil Marceaux 302 0.02%
Write-ins 376 0.02%
Majority 50,481 3.05% -36.10%
Turnout 1,653,167
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

References

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