United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina, 2002: Wikis

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South Carolina's 6 congressional districts

The 2002 South Carolina United States House of Representatives elections were held on November 5, 2002 to select six Representatives for two-year terms from the state of South Carolina. The primary elections for the Democrats and the Republicans were held on June 11 and the runoff elections were held two weeks later on June 25. All five incumbents who ran were re-elected and the open seat in the 3rd congressional district was retained by the Republicans. The composition of the state delegation remained four Republicans and two Democrats.

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1st Congressional District

Incumbent Republican Congressman Henry E. Brown, Jr. of the 1st congressional district, in office since 2001, defeated Bob Batchelder in the Republican primary and two minor party candidates in the general election.

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Republican primary

Republican Primary
Candidate Votes %
Henry E. Brown, Jr. 47,084 78.8
Bob Batchelder 12,680 21.2


General election results

South Carolina's 1st Congressional District Election Results, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Henry Brown (incumbent) 127,562 89.6 +29.3
United Citizens Party James E. Dunn 9,841 6.9 +6.9
Natural Law Joe Innella 4,965 3.5 +3.0
No party Write-Ins 57 0.0 0.0
Majority 117,721 82.7 +58.1
Turnout 142,425
  Republican hold

2nd Congressional District

Incumbent Republican Congressman Joe Wilson of the 2nd congressional district, in office since 2001, defeated two minor party candidates in the general election.

General election results

South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District Election Results, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Joe Wilson (incumbent) 144,149 84.1 +11.0
United Citizens Party Mark Whittington 17,189 10.0 +10.0
Libertarian James R. Jim Legg 9,650 5.7 +4.9
No party Write-Ins 371 0.2 +0.2
Majority 126,960 74.1 +26.4
Turnout 171,359
  Republican hold

3rd Congressional District

Incumbent Republican Congressman Lindsey Graham of the 3rd congressional district, in office since 1995, chose to run for Senator instead of re-election. J. Gresham Barrett won the Republican primary and defeated Democrat George L. Brightharp in the general election.

Republican primary

Republican Primary
Candidate Votes %
J. Gresham Barrett 27,499 43.5
Jim Klauber 13,865 21.9
George Ducworth 13,836 21.9
Bob Waldrep 3,983 6.3
Stan Jackson 2,702 4.3
Michael Thompson 1,360 2.1
Republican Primary Runoff
Candidate Votes % ±%
J. Gresham Barrett 38,366 65.2 +21.7
Jim Klauber 20,505 34.8 +12.9


General election results

South Carolina's 3rd Congressional District Election Results, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican J. Gresham Barrett 119,644 67.1 -0.7
Democratic George L. Brightharp 55,743 31.3 +1.0
Libertarian Mike Boerste 2,785 1.6 +0.2
No party Write-Ins 23 0.0 0.0
Majority 63,901 35.8 -1.7
Turnout 178,195
  Republican hold

4th Congressional District

Incumbent Republican Congressman Jim DeMint of the 4th congressional district, in office since 1999, defeated Phil Bradley in the Republican primary and Democrat Peter J. Ashy in the general election.

Republican primary

Republican Primary
Candidate Votes %
Jim DeMint 39,142 61.6
Phil Bradley 24,423 38.4


General election results

South Carolina's 4th Congressional District Election Results, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jim DeMint (incumbent) 122,422 69.0 -10.6
Democratic Peter J. Ashy* 52,635 29.7 +29.7
Natural Law C. Faye Walters 2,176 1.2 -0.2
No party Write-Ins 184 0.1 -0.2
Majority 69,787 39.3 -31.6
Turnout 177,417
  Republican hold
*Ashy also ran under the United Citizens Party; his totals are combined.

5th Congressional District

Incumbent Democratic Congressman John M. Spratt, Jr. of the 5th congressional district, in office since 1983, defeated two minor party candidates in the general election.

General election results

South Carolina's 5th Congressional District Election Results, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John M. Spratt, Jr. (incumbent) 121,912 85.9 +27.1
Libertarian Doug Kendall 11,013 7.7 +6.0
Constitution Steve LeFemine 8,930 6.3 +6.3
No party Write-Ins 117 0.1 +0.1
Majority 110,899 78.2 +58.9
Turnout 141,972
  Democratic hold

6th Congressional District

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Jim Clyburn of the 6th congressional district, in office since 1993, defeated Ben Frasier in the Democratic primary and Republican Gary McLeod in the general election.

Democratic primary

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Jim Clyburn 34,106 88.8
Ben Frasier 4,304 11.2


General election results

South Carolina's 6th Congressional District Election Results, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Jim Clyburn (incumbent) 116,586 67.0 -4.8
Republican Gary McLeod 55,760 32.0 +6.0
Libertarian R. Craig Augenstein 1,680 1.0 0.0
No party Write-Ins 40 0.0 0.0
Majority 60,826 35.0 -10.8
Turnout 174,066
  Democratic hold

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