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Minnesota gubernatorial election, 2002

Minnesota gubernatorial election, 2002

November 5, 2002

Nominee Tim Pawlenty Roger Moe Tim Penny
Party Republican DFL Independence
Running mate Carol Molnau Julie Sabo Martha Robertson
Popular vote 999,473 821,268 364,534
Percentage 44.4% 36.5% 16.2%

County Results

Governor before election

Jesse Ventura

Elected Governor

Tim Pawlenty

The 2002 Minnesota gubernatorial election took place on November 5, 2002 for the post of Governor of Minnesota. Republican candidate Tim Pawlenty defeated Democratic candidate Roger Moe and Independence Party of Minnesota candidate Tim Penny. The incumbent Independent Governor Jesse Ventura chose not to seek reelection.

Election results

2002 gubernatorial election, Minnesota[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Tim Pawlenty 999,473 44.4% +10.1%
DFL Roger Moe 821,268 36.5% +6.4%
Independence Tim Penny 364,534 16.2% -20.8%
Green Ken Pentel 50,589 2.3% +2.0%
Independent Booker Hodges IV 9,698 0.4% +0.4%
Socialist Workers Kari Sachs 3,026 0.1% +0.09%
Constitution Lawrence Aeshliman 2,537 0.1% +0.1%
Lealand Vettleson[2] 2 0.0% +0.0%
Write-ins 1,348 0.06% +0.02%
Majority 178,205 7.9%
Turnout 2,252,473 70.7% +10.6%
Republican gain from Independence


  1. ^ "2002 Gubernatorial General Election Results - Minnesota". Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2008-05-27. 
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