Pawlenty: 30-40% 40-50% 50-60% 60-70%
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. Due to personal reasons regarding the health of his spouse, incumbent Governor Jesse Ventura chose not to seek re-election.
|Democratic (DFL)||Roger Moe||821,268||36.5%||+6.4%|
|Independent||Booker Hodges IV||9,698||0.4%||+0.4%|
|Socialist Workers||Kari Sachs||3,026||0.1%||+0.09%|
|Republican gain from Independence|