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Early Returns

Your state-by-state guide to this year's gubernatorial, House and Senate contests and key races.
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2002 Primary Calendar

Early Returns takes a look at local news coverage of this year's top Senate, House and gubernatorial races.
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Early Returns
Few Problems Reported in Florida
It's Election Day in Florida and state officials are determined to get it right this time, even as a bloated ballot full of amendments is expected to cause long delays in some precincts.

More Early Returns
A Race to Watch After All: National Dollars Pour Into Tightened Dole-Bowles Senate Race (washingtonpost.com, Nov. 4, 2002; 11:30 AM)

Polls Give Some Comfort to GOP: Gubernatorial Losses Are Expected, but All Races Are Not Lost (washingtonpost.com, Nov. 1, 2002; 10:58 AM)

Jeb Bush Gets Boost in Florida Polls: New Surveys Show Governor 'Comfortably Poised' (washingtonpost.com, Oct. 31, 2002; 12:30 PM)

In California, the Hits Keep Coming: Unsealed Court Records Latest Source of Finger-pointing in Governor's Race (washingtonpost.com, Oct. 30, 2002)

Million-Dollar Ad Blitzes Irk Democrats: Group Targets Tight Senate Races in N.H., Colo. and Minn. (washingtonpost.com, Oct. 25, 2002; 11:12 AM)

Bush, McBride Face Off for Final Time in Fla.: Governor Gets Good Marks as Candidates Spar on Education (washingtonpost.com, Oct. 23, 2002; 11:04 AM)

Democratic 'Dream' Dying in Texas?: Polls Show Republican Leads in Texas, Florida, New York (washingtonpost.com, Oct. 22, 2002; 11:15 AM)

'Soprano'-Style Politics: Third-Party Candidates in Maine and Arizona Find Hard-Hitting Attack Ads Hit Back (washingtonpost.com, Oct. 17, 2002; 10:45 AM)

Worst-Case Scenario Survival for Election Night (washingtonpost.com, Oct. 16, 2002; 11:00 AM)

In Florida, It's Still a Tight Race (washingtonpost.com, Oct. 15, 2002; 11:32 AM)

Poll Positions: Talent Leading Carnahan in Mo.: Recent Numbers Show N.H., Ark. Races Still Up for Grabs (washingtonpost.com, Oct. 14, 2002; 1:33 PM)

Pulling the Torricelli: In Montana and Hawaii, Political Parties Try to Follow New Jersey's Lead (washingtonpost.com, Oct. 12, 2002)

Simon Says...: Calif. Republican Speaks Too Soon and Cripples Campaign (washingtonpost.com, Oct. 10, 2002; 11:30 AM)

Addled Campaigns: Controversial Political Ads Fire Up a Few Political Races (washingtonpost.com, Oct. 8, 2002; 9:45 AM)

Bush v. Gore, in Massachusetts: Former Foes Travel to Bay State to Stump for Romney and O'Brien (washingtonpost.com, Oct. 4, 2002; 11:05 AM)

McCall on the Ropes in N.Y.: Letter Controversy Stifles Campaign as Pataki Gains Support (washingtonpost.com, Oct. 3, 2002; 1:00 PM)

Some Good News for Democrats: Recent Polls in a Few Key States Offer Party Encouragement (washingtonpost.com, Oct. 1, 2002; 11:00 AM)

Has Greed Replaced Sex?: N.C. Senate Candidate Bowles Is Latest Victim of Anti-Corporate Accusations (washingtonpost.com, Sept. 27, 2002; 10:00 AM)

A Critical Moment in Md. Governor's Race: Townsend, Ehrlich Prepare for Campaign's Only Possible Face-Off Tonight (Post, Sept. 26, 2002; 12:30 PM)


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