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Oklahoma gubernatorial election, 2002

Oklahoma gubernatorial election, 2002


 
Nominee Brad Henry Steve Largent Gary Richardson
Party Democratic Republican Independent
Popular vote 448,143 441,277 146,200
Percentage 43.3% 42.6% 14.1%

County Results

Governor before election

Frank Keating
Republican

Elected Governor

Brad Henry
Democratic

The Oklahoma gubernatorial election of 2002 was held on November 5, 2002, and was a race for the Governor of Oklahoma. Democrat Brad Henry won the election with 43 percent of the vote, beating Republican Steve Largent and conservative independent Gary Richardson.

Henry's narrow win has been attributed to Richardson and Largent's split of the conservative vote[1] and the inclusion of a cockfighting ban on the ballot, an issue which brought cockfighting supporters from Southeastern Oklahoma, a region that largely supported Henry, out to vote.[1][2][3]

Background

Though Democrats had dominated state politics for most of Oklahoma's history, the Oklahoma Republican Party had made historic gains, including five of the state's six Congressional seats.[4]

Results

2002 gubernatorial election, Oklahoma
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Brad Henry 448,143 43.3
Republican Steve Largent 441,277 42.6
Independent Gary Richardson 146,200 14.1
Majority
Turnout
Democratic hold Swing Democratic Party (US)

References

  1. ^ a b Averill, David, "Eyeing another campaign: Richardson had impact on 2002 governor's race", Tulsa World, March 22, 2009.
  2. ^ "Henry upsets Steve Largent in governor's race", AP at USA Today, November 5, 2002.
  3. ^ John M. Broder, "The 2002 Elections: Governors; Bright Spots, Amid Dim Ones, for Democrats", New York Times, November 7, 2009.
  4. ^ Gaddie, Ronald Keith, "Oklahoma Republican Party," Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture (accessed May 31, 2010).


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