2002 Wisconsin gubernatorial election

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Wisconsin gubernatorial election, 2002

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Nominee Jim Doyle Scott McCallum Ed Thompson
Party Democratic Republican Libertarian
Popular vote 800,515 734,779 185,455
Percentage 45.09% 41.39% 10.45%

Governor before election

Scott McCallum

Elected Governor

Jim Doyle

The Wisconsin gubernatorial election of 2002 was held on November 5, 2002. Incumbent Republican Governor of Wisconsin Scott McCallum, who had assumed office upon the resignation of Tommy Thompson, ran for his first full term in office. McCallum won his party's nomination by defeating two minor candidates, and Attorney General of Wisconsin Jim Doyle won the Democratic primary with a little more than a third of the vote in a highly competitive primary election. In the general election, the presence of Ed Thompson, former Governor Tommy Thompson's younger brother, the Mayor of Tomah, and the Libertarian Party nominee, held both McCallum and Doyle to under fifty percent of the vote, enabling Doyle to win with 45% of the vote, defeating McCallum.

Democratic primary



Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Doyle 212,066 38.36
Democratic Tom Barrett 190,605 34.48
Democratic Kathleen Falk 150,161 27.16
Total votes 552,832 100.00

Republican primary



Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott McCallum 198,525 86.38
Republican William Lorge 18,852 8.20
Republican George Pobuda 12,452 5.42
Total votes 229,829 100.00

General election


Wisconsin gubernatorial election, 2002[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Jim Doyle 800,515 45.09% +6.37%
Republican Scott McCallum (inc.) 734,779 41.39% -18.30%
Libertarian Ed Thompson 185,455 10.45% +9.82%
Green Jim Young 44,111 2.48%
Reform Alan D. Eisenberg 2,847 0.16%
Independent Ty A. Bollerud 2,637 0.15%
Independent Mike Managan 1,710 0.10%
Independent Aneb Jah Rasta 929 0.05%
Write-ins 2,366 0.13%
Majority 65,736 3.71% -17.27%
Turnout 1,775,349
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

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