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Encyclopedia > United States Senate elections, 2002
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The 2002 United States Senate election featured a series of fiercely-contested elections that resulted in a victory for the Republican Party, which gained two seats and thus a narrow majority from the Democratic Party in the United States Senate. The election was held 5 November 2002. Image File history File links Show results of U.S. Senate election, 2002 -- Republican hold in light red, Republican pickup in dark red, Democratic hold in light blue, Democratic pickup in dark blue. ... Image File history File links Show results of U.S. Senate election, 2002 -- Republican hold in light red, Republican pickup in dark red, Democratic hold in light blue, Democratic pickup in dark blue. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the House of Representatives. ...


The Democrats had originally hoped to do well, as four veteran Republicans and no Democrats had retired this year, and open seats are always viewed as the most competitive. However, the open seats were all in the South, and the Republicans found fairly strong candidates who were able to hold all four. Together with gains made in the House of Representatives, it was one of the few mid-term elections in the last one hundred years in which the party in control of the White House gained Congressional seats (the others were 1902, 1934, and 1998).

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Results summary

Summary of the 2002 United States Senate election results
Parties Breakdown Total Seats Popular Vote Total Candidates
Up Elected Not Up 2000 2002 +/- Vote % General1
Republican Party 20 22 29 49 51 +2 21,428,784 51.312% 37
Democratic Party 14 12 36 50 48 -2 18,665,605 44.695% 32
Independent - - 1 1 1 0 405,982 0.972% 9
Libertarian Party - - - - - - 755,872 1.810% 20
Constitution Party - - - - - - 32,185 0.077% 3
Independence Party - - - - - - 46,135 0.110% 2
Green Party - - - - - - 129,475 0.310% 8
Reform Party - - - - - - 175,107 0.419% 3
Socialist Workers Party - - - - - - 2,702 0.006% 1
Other parties - - - - - - 75,339 0.180% 10
Write-in - - - - - - 44,576 0.107% -
Total 34 34 66 100 100 - 41,761,762 100.0% 125
Source: Election Statistics - Office of the Clerk

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Notable races

Democratic gains

  • Arkansas: Sen. Tim Hutchinson (R-AR), who was personally unpopular, perhaps due to divorcing his wife and marrying a young staffer, was defeated by Democratic challenger Mark Pryor, Arkansas Attorney General and the son of a popular former Senator and Governor.

Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,732 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ... Timothy Hutchinson (born August 11, 1949) is a politician from the state of Arkansas. ... Mark Lunsford Pryor (born January 10, 1963) is a politician in Arkansas. ...

Republican gains

  • Georgia: Sen. Max Cleland (D-GA) was defeated by Representative Saxby Chambliss in a tough campaign marked by attacks on Cleland's stance on a Department of Homeland Security. Local Georgia issues may also have played a role in the campaign, with Republicans also taking the governorship over unhappiness with the Georgia state flag.
  • Missouri: Sen. Jean Carnahan (D-MO) had been appointed to the Senate after her husband, Mel Carnahan, had narrowly won the 2000 election posthumously. How much Mel Carnahan's victory had been due to sympathy following his death was unclear, but his wife was unable to hold the seat, losing narrowly to former Congressman Jim Talent.
  • Minnesota: Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-MN), in the middle of a tough fight against former St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman, abruptly died in a plane crash. Many observers expected that this would lead to a sympathy boost for his replacement, liberal stalwart and former Vice President Walter Mondale, but the Democrats received negative press after Wellstone's funeral was marked by political speeches, and Coleman won a close race.

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Democratic holds

  • South Dakota: The Democratic Party also invested heavily in South Dakota to keep Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD) in office by 500 votes over Republican challenger John Thune, who accused Johnson and Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) of pushing liberal policies that were different from the promises they made to South Dakota voters. Thune's strategy would work successfully when he defeated Daschle himself in 2004.
  • New Jersey: Democratic incumbent Robert Torricelli (D-NJ) was dogged by scandal, and eventually quit the race so that the party could replace him with a better candidate, retired Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), who went on to win. Republicans challenged this late replacement of a weak candidate, but were not successful in the courts.
  • Louisiana: Republicans ran several candidates at once against incumbent Mary Landrieu (D-LA), hoping to push her vote below 50% and force a runoff in December (according to Louisiana law). They did force a runoff, but Republican Suzanne Haik Terrell narrowly lost the runoff.

Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th  - Total 77,163 sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th  - Total 77,163 sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... For other people named Tim Johnson, see Tim Johnson. ... John Randolph Thune (born January 7, 1961) is the junior U.S. Senator from the state of South Dakota. ... Thomas Andrew Daschle (born December 9, 1947), known as Tom Daschle, was a U.S. Senator from South Dakota and the Senate Majority Leader. ... Results -- light red represents Republican holds, dark red Republican pickups, light blue Democratic holds, dark blue Democratic pickups. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... Robert Guy Torricelli (born August 27, 1951), nicknamed the Torch, is an American politician from the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Frank Lautenberg at a press conference in Washington, D.C. Frank Raleigh Lautenberg (born January 23, 1924) is an American politician. ... This Article does not cite its references or sources. ... Mary Loretta Landrieu (born November 23, 1955) is the senior Democratic United States Senator for the state of Louisiana. ... Suzanne Haik Terrell is a politician in Louisiana. ...

Republican holds

  • New Hampshire: Incumbent Senator Bob Smith (R-NH) had previously quit and rejoined the Republican party in a dispute over his candidacy in the 2000 presidential election, and Republican leaders pushed the candidacy of Congressman John E. Sununu. He defeated Smith in the primary and went on to defeat Democrat Jeanne Shaheen, the retiring governor, in the general election. In this senate race, local Republican officials violated election laws by trying to jam the phones of the Democrat's "Get Out The Vote" efforts; the officials went to prison in a case that reverberated into 2006.

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Senate contests in 2002

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Alabama Jeff Sessions Republican Re-elected, 59 - 40 Susan Parker (Democrat)
Alaska Ted Stevens Republican Re-elected, 78 - 11 - 8 Frank J. Vondersaar (Democrat)
Jim Sykes (Green)
Arkansas Tim Hutchinson Republican Defeated, 54 - 46 Mark Pryor (Democrat)
Colorado Wayne Allard Republican Re-elected, 51 - 46 Tom Strickland (Democrat)
Delaware Joe Biden Democrat Re-elected, 58 - 41 Raymond J. Clatworthy (Republican)
Georgia Max Cleland Democrat Defeated, 53 - 46 Saxby Chambliss (Republican)
Idaho Larry E. Craig Republican Re-elected, 65 - 33 Alan Blinken (Democrat)
Illinois Richard J. Durbin Democrat Re-elected, 60 - 38 Jim Durkin (Republican)
Iowa Tom Harkin Democrat Re-elected, 54 - 44 Greg Ganske (Republican)
Kansas Pat Roberts Republican Re-elected, 83 - 9 - 8 Steven A. Rosile (Libertarian)
George Cook (Reform)
Kentucky Mitch McConnell Republican Re-elected, 65 - 35 Lois Combs Weinberg (Democrat)
Louisiana Mary Landrieu Democrat Re-elected, 52 - 48 (in runoff) Suzanne Haik Terrell (Republican)
Maine Susan M. Collins Republican Re-elected, 58 - 42 Chellie Pingree (Democrat)
Massachusetts John Kerry Democrat Re-elected, 80 - 18 Michael E. Cloud (Libertarian)
Michigan Carl Levin Democrat Re-elected, 60 - 38 Andrew Raczkowski (Republican)
Minnesota Paul Wellstone Democrat (DFL) Deceased: Republican victory, 49 - 47 Norm Coleman (Republican)
Walter Mondale (Democrat [DFL])
Mississippi Thad Cochran Republican Re-elected, 85 - 15 Shawn O'Hara (Reform)
Missouri1 Jean Carnahan Democrat Defeated, 50 - 49 Jim Talent (Republican)
Montana Max Baucus Democrat Re-elected, 63 - 32 Mike Taylor (Republican)
Nebraska Chuck Hagel Republican Re-elected, 83 - 15 Charlie A. Matulka (Democrat)
New Hampshire Bob Smith Republican Lost primary: Republican victory, 51 - 46 John E. Sununu (Republican)
Jeanne Shaheen (Democrat)
New Jersey Robert Torricelli Democrat Withdrew: Democratic victory, 54 - 44 Frank R. Lautenberg (Democrat)
Douglas R. Forrester (Republican)
New Mexico Pete Domenici Republican Re-elected, 65 - 35 Gloria Tristani (Democrat)
North Carolina Jesse Helms Republican Retired: Republican victory, 54 - 45 Elizabeth Dole (Republican)
Erskine Bowles (Democrat)
Oklahoma Jim Inhofe Republican Re-elected, 57 - 36 - 6 David Walters (Democrat)
James Germalic (Independent)
Oregon Gordon H. Smith Republican Re-elected, 56 - 40 Bill Bradbury (Democrat)
Rhode Island John F. Reed Democrat Re-elected, 78 - 22 Robert G. Tingle (Republican)
South Carolina Strom Thurmond Republican Retired: Republican victory, 54 - 44

Lindsey Graham (Republican)
Alex Sanders (Democrat) Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... Jefferson Beauregard Jeff Sessions III (born December 24, 1946) is the junior United States Senator from Alabama. ... Official language(s) English Capital Juneau Largest city Anchorage Area  Ranked 1st  - Total 663,267 sq mi (1,717,855 km²)  - Width 808 miles (1,300 km)  - Length 1,479 miles (2,380 km)  - % water 13. ... Theodore Fulton Ted Stevens (born November 18, 1923) is a United States Senator from Alaska. ... Jim Sykes (born 1952 in Rapid City, South Dakota) is a journalist (primarily radio), producer, and Alaskan politician and founder of the Green Party of Alaska. ... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,732 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ... Timothy Hutchinson (born August 11, 1949) is a politician from the state of Arkansas. ... Mark Lunsford Pryor (born January 10, 1963) is a politician in Arkansas. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Alan Wayne Allard (born December 2, 1943) is a United States Senator from Colorado and a member of the Republican Party. ... Tom Strickland is an attorney and politician in Colorado. ... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  Ranked 49th  - Total 2,491 sq mi (6,452 km²)  - Width 30 miles (48 km)  - Length 100 miles (161 km)  - % water 21. ... Joseph Robinette Joe Biden, Jr. ... 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Thomas Richard Tom Harkin (born November 19, 1939) is the junior United States Senator from Iowa. ... Greg Ganske (born March 31, 1949) as John Greg Ganske, is a politician from Iowa. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Charles Patrick Roberts (born April 20, 1936) is a United States Senator from Kansas. ... George Cook, (28 May 1925 – April 1995) was an English opera singer, best known for his performances in bass-baritone and baritone roles of the Savoy Operas with the DOyly Carte Opera Company. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Addison Mitchell Mitch McConnell Jr. ... This Article does not cite its references or sources. ... Mary Loretta Landrieu (born November 23, 1955) is the senior Democratic United States Senator for the state of Louisiana. ... Suzanne Haik Terrell is a politician in Louisiana. ... Official language(s) None (English de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... Susan Margaret Collins (born December 7, 1952) is the junior U.S. Senator from Maine and a Republican. ... Chellie Pingree (born April 2, 1955) in Minneapolis is President and CEO of Common Cause, a nonpartisan citizens lobbying group based in Washington, DC. Prior to her appointment as head of the organization in March of 2003, Pingree was senate majority leader in the Maine State Senate, representing her island... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ... Michael Cloud was the Massachusetts Libertarian Party candidate for U.S. Senate in 2002. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... Carl Milton Levin (born June 28, 1934) is a Democratic United States Senator from Michigan. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... Paul David Wellstone (July 21, 1944 – October 25, 2002) was an American politician and two-term U.S. Senator from Minnesota. ... Norman Bertram Norm Coleman Jr. ... Walter Frederick Fritz Mondale (born January 5, 1928) is an American politician and member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (largely established by former Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... William Thad Cochran (born December 7, 1937) is the senior United States Senator from Mississippi. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Jean Carpenter Carnahan (born December 20, 1933) is an American politician and writer who served in the United States Senate from 2001 to 2002. ... James Matthes Jim Talent (born October 18, 1956) is an American politician, serving the remainder of his term as the junior Senator from Missouri. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Max Sieben Baucus (b. ... Mike Taylor was a Formula One driver from the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Area  Ranked 16th  - Total 77,421 sq mi (200,520 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 0. ... Charles Timothy Chuck Hagel (born October 4, 1946) is the senior United States Senator from Nebraska. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Former Senator Robert C. Bob Smith For other people named Robert Smith, see Robert Smith (disambiguation). ... John Edward Sununu (born September 10, 1964) is a United States Senator from New Hampshire. ... Official Photo Jeanne Shaheen (born January 28, 1947) was the first woman to be elected governor of the U.S. state of New Hampshire. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... Robert Guy Torricelli (born August 27, 1951), nicknamed the Torch, is an American politician from the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Frank Lautenberg at a press conference in Washington, D.C. Frank Raleigh Lautenberg (born January 23, 1924) is an American politician. ... Mayor Douglas Forrester Douglas Forrester is an American government contractor in New Jersey with a long history in both New Jersey business and politics. ... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ... Pietro Pete Vichi Domenici (born May 7, 1932) is a powerful Republican United States senator from New Mexico. ... This article is the current U.S. Collaboration of the Week. ... Jesse Helms Jesse Alexander Helms, Jr. ... Elizabeth Hanford Liddy Dole (born July 29, 1936) was elected to the United States Senate in 2002 to represent North Carolina for a term ending in 2009. ... Erskine Boyce Bowles is an American businessman and political figure from the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  Ranked 20th  - Total 69,960 sq mi (181,196 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... James Mountain Jim Inhofe (born November 17, 1934) is an ultraconservative American politician from Oklahoma. ... David L. Walters Michael David Walters (born November 20, 1951) was the Communist Dictator of Cuba from 1991 to 1995. ... James Germalic is a two-time candidate for the United States Senate in North Dakota. ... Official language(s) None Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... Gordon Harold Smith (born May 25, 1952) is a United States Senator from Oregon. ... Bill Bradbury (born 1949) is the Oregon secretary of state. ... Official language(s) None Capital Providence Largest city Providence Area  Ranked 50th  - Total 1,214* sq mi (3,144* km²)  - Width 37 miles (60 km)  - Length 48 miles (77 km)  - % water 32. ... John Francis Jack Reed (b. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35... James Strom Thurmond (December 5, 1902–June 26, 2003) represented South Carolina in the United States Senate from 1954 to April 1956 and November 1956 to 1964 as a Democrat and from 1964 to 2003 as a Republican. ... Lindsey Olin Graham (born July 9, 1955) is an American politician from South Carolina. ... Alex Sanders is an American politician from the state of South Carolina He is the former chief justice of the South Carolina Court of Appeals and former President of the College of Charleston. ...

South Dakota Tim Johnson Democrat Re-elected, 50 - 49 John R. Thune (Republican)
Tennessee Fred Thompson Republican Retired: Republican victory, 54 - 44 Lamar Alexander (Republican)
Bob Clement (Democrat)
Texas Phil Gramm Republican Retired: Republican victory, 55 - 43 John Cornyn (Republican)
Ron Kirk (Democrat)
Virginia John Warner Republican Re-elected, 83 - 10 - 7 Nancy Spannaus (Independent)
Jacob G. Hornberger, Jr. (Independent)
West Virginia Jay Rockefeller Democrat Re-elected, 63 - 37 Jay Wolfe (Republican)
Wyoming Michael B. Enzi Republican Re-elected, 73 - 27 Joyce Jansa Corcoran (Democrat)

1 special election due to death of Mel Carnahan; Talent was defeated for reelection in 2006. Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th  - Total 77,163 sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... For other people named Tim Johnson, see Tim Johnson. ... John Randolph Thune (born January 7, 1961) is one of the U.S. senators from the state of South Dakota. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... Fred Dalton Thompson (born August 19, 1942) is an American lawyer, actor and former Republican senator from Tennessee. ... Andrew Lamar Alexander (born July 3, 1940) is the senior United States Senator from Tennessee and a member of the Republican Party. ... Robert Bob Clement (born 1944) is a Tennessee politician and a member of the Democratic Party. ... Official language(s) See: Languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... William Philip Phil Gramm (born July 8, 1942, in Fort Benning, Georgia) served as a Democratic Congressman (1978-1983), a Republican Congressman (1983-1985) and a Republican Senator from Texas (1985-2002). ... John Cornyn III (born February 2, 1952) is the junior United States Senator from Texas. ... Ronald Ron Kirk (born June 27, 1954) was the first African American mayor of Dallas, Texas who also ran for the United States Senate in 2002. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... John William Warner (born February 18, 1927) is an American statesman and politician, who served as Secretary of the Navy from 1972-1974 and has served as a Republican senator from Virginia since 1979. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... John Davison Rockefeller IV (born on June 18, 1937), generally known as Jay Rockefeller, has served as a Democratic U.S. Senator from West Virginia since 1985. ... To be more accessible to a general audience, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Michael Bradley Mike Enzi (born February 1, 1944) is a United States senator from Wyoming. ... Melvin Eugene Mel Carnahan (February 11, 1934 – October 16, 2000) was an American politician who was Governor of Missouri from 1993 to 2000. ... Seats up for election. ...


Senate composition before and after elections

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Color Key: Republicans Independent Democrats

2001-2003 The first session of this Congress took place in Washington, DC from January 3, 2001 to December 20, 2001 The second session took place in Washington, DC from January 23, 2002 to November 22, 2002 President George W. Bush addressing a joint session of Congress, regarding the September... 108th U.S. Congress being sworn in, January 7, 2003. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ...

References

  • Robert M. Sanders; "How Environmentally-Friendly Candidates Fared in the Congressional Elections of 2002: A Time of Green Anxiety?" International Social Science Review, Vol. 79, 2004

See also

The U.S. House election, 2002 was an election for the United States House of Representatives in 2002 in the middle of President George W. Bushs first term. ...

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