1980 United States Senate election in Kentucky

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1980 United States Senate election in Kentucky

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  Wendell-H-Ford.jpg 3x4.svg
Nominee Wendell Ford Mary Louise Foust
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 720,891 386,029
Percentage 65.13% 34.87%

U.S. Senator before election

Wendell Ford
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Wendell Ford
Democratic

The 1980 United States Senate election in Kentucky took place on November 4, 1980, concurrently with the U.S. presidential election as well as other elections to the United States Senate in other states as well as other elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. Democrat Wendell Ford won re-election, he defeated Republican Mary Louise Foust.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Wendell Ford 188,047 86.96%
Democratic Flora Stuart 28,202 13.04%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Mary Louis Foust
  • Granville Thomas
  • Jackson Andrews
  • Tommy Klein
  • Yale Lubkin
  • DeSota Vaught

Results[edit]

Republican Party primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mary Louise Foust 25,717 41.97%
Republican Granville Thomas 10,246 16.72%
Republican Jackson Andrews 8,382 13.68%
Republican Tommy Klein 6,418 10.47%
Republican Yale Lubkin 5,669 9.25%
Republican DeSota Vaught 4,848 7.91%

Results[edit]

General election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Wendell Ford 720,891 65.13%
Republican Mary Louise Foust 386,029 34.87%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KY US Senate- D Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  2. ^ "KY US Senate- R Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  3. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1980election.pdf