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United States Senate election in Texas, 2002
November 5, 2002
John Cornyn official portrait, 2009 crop.jpg Ron Kirk official portrait.jpg
Nominee John Cornyn Ron Kirk
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 2,496,243 1,955,758
Percentage 55.30% 43.33%

Previous Senator
Phil Gramm

John Cornyn

The 2002 Texas United States Senate election was held on November 5, 2002 to select the U.S. Senator from the state of Texas. Republican Senator Phil Gramm decided to retire, so Attorney General of Texas John Cornyn decided to run. Cornyn defeated the Democratic challenger, Ron Kirk, Mayor of Dallas, Texas, in the general election.

Election results

Texas U.S. Senate Election 2002[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John Cornyn 2,496,243 55.3
Democratic Ron Kirk 1,955,758 43.33
Libertarian Scott Jameson 35,538 0.79
Green Roy Williams 25,051 0.55
Write-In James W. Wright 1,422 0.03
Majority 540,485 11.97
Turnout 4,514,012


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