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1980 United States Senate election in California

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1980 United States Senate election in California

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Nominee Alan Cranston Paul Gann
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 4,705,399 3,093,426
Percentage 56.5% 37.2%

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County Results
Cranston:      40-50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Gann:      40–50%      50–60%

U.S. senator before election

Alan Cranston
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Alan Cranston
Democratic

The 1980 United States Senate election in California took place on November 4, 1980. Incumbent Democrat U.S. Senator Alan Cranston easily won re-election to a third term, even as the state's former Republican governor, Ronald Reagan, claimed a landslide victory in the presidential election.

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on June 3, 1980.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alan Cranston 2,608,746 79.91%
Democratic Richard Morgan 350,394 10.73%
Democratic Frank L. Thomas 195,351 5.98%
Democratic David Rees 110,125 3.37%
Independent Write-ins 26 0.00%
Total votes 3,264,642 100.00

Republican primary

Candidates

  • Paul Gann, political activist
  • Rayburn Hanzlik, former Nixon and Ford staffer
  • Brian Hyndman
  • John G. Schmitz, State Senator and American Independent Party candidate for President in 1972
  • Philip Schwartz
  • Sam Yorty, former Mayor of Los Angeles
  • James A. Ware, nominee for Controller in 1978

Results

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Paul Gann 934,433 40.00%
Republican Sam Yorty 668,583 28.62%
Republican John G. Schmitz 442,839 18.96%
Republican James A. Ware 95,155 4.07%
Republican Rayburn Hanzlik 76,268 3.27%
Republican Philip Schwartz 68,790 2.95%
Republican Brian Hyndman 50,122 2.15%
Total votes 2,336,190 100.00

Results

1980 United States Senate election, California[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alan Cranston 4,705,399 56.5%
Republican Paul Gann 3,093,426 37.2%
Libertarian David Bergland 202,481 2.4%
Peace and Freedom David Wald 196,354 2.4%
American Independent James C. Griffin 129,648 1.6%
Democratic hold

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Guide to U.S. elections - CQ Press, Congressional Quarterly, inc. CQ Press. 2005. ISBN 9781568029818. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  2. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=3870
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