United States Senate election in Mississippi, 2002

United States Senate election in Mississippi, 2002

November 5, 2002

Nominee Thad Cochran Shawn O'Hara
Party Republican Reform
Popular vote 533,269 97,226
Percentage 84.6% 15.4%

Election results by county

U.S. Senator before election

Thad Cochran

Elected U.S. Senator

Thad Cochran

The 2002 United States Senate election in Mississippi was held on November 5, 2002. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Thad Cochran overwhelmingly won re-election to a fifth term. The Democratic Party did not field a candidate, resulting in Reform Party candidate Shawn O'Hara winning 15.42%. O'Hara's percentage of the vote was more than double Ross Perot's statewide total of 5.84% in the 1996 presidential election.

Major candidates




General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Thad Cochran 533,269 84.58%
Reform Shawn O'Hara 97,226 15.42%
Majority 436,043 69.16%
Turnout 630,495
Republican hold Swing


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