United States Senate election in Virginia, 2002

United States Senate election in Virginia, 2002

November 4, 2002
Turnout 29.0% (voting eligible)[1]

Nominee John Warner Nancy Spannaus
Party Republican Independent
Popular vote 1,229,894 145,102
Percentage 82.6% 9.7%

Nominee Jacob Hornberger
Party Libertarian
Popular vote 106,055
Percentage 7.1%

U.S. Senate election results map. Red denotes counties/districts won by Warner.

U.S. Senator before election

John Warner

Elected U.S. Senator

John Warner

The 2002 United States Senate election in Virginia was held on November 5, 2002. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator John Warner won re-election to a fifth term, making him one of only three Virginia U.S. Senators to serve five or more terms.[2] The Democrats did not field a candidate against Warner, and he won every single county and city in the state with at least 60% of the vote. As of 2018, this is the last Senate election in Virginia won by a Republican.

Major candidates




United States Senate election in Virginia, 2002[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John Warner (Incumbent) 1,229,894 82.58% +30.10%
Independent Nancy B. Spannaus 145,102 9.74%
Libertarian Jacob G. Hornberger, Jr. 106,055 7.12%
Write-ins 8,371 0.56% +0.43%
Majority 1,084,792 72.83% +67.75%
Turnout 1,489,422
Republican hold Swing


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