2002 United States elections
20002002 • (2004) 2006
Presidential election year
Election day November 5, 2002
Incumbent president Josiah Bartlet (Democratic)
Next Congress 108th
Presidential election
Partisan control Democratic hold
Popular vote margin Democratic +11%
Electoral vote
Josiah Bartlet (D) 419
Robert Ritchie (R) 119
Senate elections
Overall control Republican hold
House elections
Overall control Republican hold

The United States Congressional Election of 2002 took place on November 5, 2002, at the same time as the Presidential Election.

Josiah Bartlet won the presidential election in a landslide, but Congress remained in Republican control, including a four-seat House majority.[1] Congressional Democrats called Bartlet's win "the lonely landslide".[2]

Winners of the Election


  • Bob Russell (D) won Colorado's 3rd District
  • Matt Santos (D) won Texas's 18th District
  • Andrea Wyatt (D) won Maryland's 5th District
  • Sheila Fields (D), House Minority Leader
  • Delany (D-DE)
  • Carol Gelsey (D-FL)
  • John Tandy (D) won Florida's 20th District
  • Hootstein (D) won Louisiana's 3rd District
  • Goldman (D) won Louisiana's 7th District
  • Mark B. Sellner (D) won Massachusetts's 4th District
  • Sind (D-MA)
  • Maxwell (D) won Michigan's 2nd District
  • Inboden (D) won Mississippi's 2nd District
  • Thiele (D-RI)
  • Diane Frost (D)
  • John Baxley (D)
  • Glen Allen Walken (R) won Missouri's 6th District, Speaker of the House
  • Jeff Haffley (R) won Washington's 5th District, House Majority Whip
  • Horton Wilde (D) posthumously won California's 47th District (though the Republican incumbent Chuck Webb re-took it in a subsequent special election in early 2003)
  • Riddle (R-FL)
  • Jim Arkin (R-ID)
  • John Connally III (R-TX)
  • Palmer (R-MD)
  • Tom Landis (R-MD)
  • Darren Gibson (R) won Michigan's 4th District
  • Brett Logan (R-NC) Defeated House Minority Whip Howard Van Gelt
  • Thomas Korb (R-ND)
  • Whitley (R-NY)
  • Robert G. Mitchell (R-OH)
  • Cahn (R-OH)
  • John Heffinger (R) won Oregon's 4th District
  • Paul Dearborn (R-UT)
  • Gladman (R)
  • Daniel DeSantos (R)


  1. In Jefferson Lives, Josh says the Democrats need four Republicans to break ranks to confirm Berryhill as the new vice president
  2. Angel Maintainance
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