1980 United States Senate election in Alabama

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United States Senate election in Alabama, 1980

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  JeremiahDentonSenate.jpg Jim Folsom Jr..jpg
Nominee Jeremiah Denton Jim Folsom
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 650,363 610,175
Percentage 50.2% 47.1%

Alabama senate election results by county, 1980.png
U.S. Senate election results map.
Red denotes counties won by Denton.
Blue denotes those won by Folsom.

U.S. Senator before election

Donald Stewart
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Jeremiah Denton
Republican

The 1980 United States Senate election in Alabama took place on November 4, 1980 alongside other elections to the United States Senate in other states as well as elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Donald Stewart decided to run for his second term, but was defeated in the primary. In November, Republican Jeremiah Denton defeated Democrat Jim Folsom.

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Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Alabama, 1980[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeremiah Denton 650,363 50.2%
Democratic Jim Folsom 610,175 47.1%

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