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1980 United States Senate election in Missouri

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1980 United States Senate election in Missouri

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Nominee Thomas Eagleton Gene McNary
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,074,859 985,399
Percentage 52.00% 47.67%

Missouri Senate Election Results by County, 1980.svg
County Results
Eagleton:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
McNary:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%

U.S. senator before election

Thomas Eagleton

Elected U.S. Senator

Thomas Eagleton

The 1980 United States Senate election in Missouri was held on November 4, 1980. Incumbent Democrat Thomas Eagleton defeated Republican nominee Gene McNary with 52.00% of the vote. As of 2021, this is the last time the Democrats won the Class 3 Senate seat in Missouri.

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on August 5, 1980.[1]

Democratic primary



Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Thomas Eagleton 553,392 85.75
Democratic Lee C. Sutton 53,280 8.26
Democratic Herb Fillmore 38,677 5.99
Total votes 645,349 100.00

Republican primary



Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gene McNary 197,060 61.53
Republican David Doctorian 82,332 25.71
Republican Morris Duncan 21,959 6.86
Republican Gregory Hansman 18,893 5.90
Total votes 320,244 100.00

General election


Major party candidates

  • Thomas Eagleton, Democratic
  • Gene McNary, Republican

Other candidates

  • Martha Pettit, Socialist Workers


1980 United States Senate election in Missouri[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Thomas Eagleton 1,074,859 52.00%
Republican Gene McNary 985,399 47.67%
Socialist Workers Martha Pettit 6,707 0.32%
Majority 89,460
Turnout 2,066,965
Democratic hold Swing

See also


  1. ^ a b c Guide to U.S. elections - CQ Press, Congressional Quarterly, inc. CQ Press. 2005. ISBN 9781568029818. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  2. ^ Cook, Rhodes (17 November 2015). America Votes 31: 2013-2014, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook. ISBN 9781483383026. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
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