1980 United States Senate election in Georgia
|Elections in Georgia|
The 1980 United States Senate election in Georgia was held on November 4, 1980. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator and former Governor of Georgia Herman Talmadge decided to run for re-election to a fifth term, he lost a close race to Mack Mattingly, Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party. 1980 resulted in a landslide election for Republicans that would come to be known as the Reagan Revolution.
|Democratic||Herman Talmadge (inc.)||776,143||49.13%||-22.63%|
|Republican gain from Democratic||Swing||22.63%|
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