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%

U.S. Senator before election

Thomas Eagleton
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Thomas Eagleton
Democratic

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.

Primary elections[edit]

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

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

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[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

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[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Major party candidates

  • Thomas Eagleton, Democratic
  • Gene McNary, Republican

Other candidates

  • Martha Pettit, Socialist Workers

Results[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Guide to U.S. elections - CQ Press, Congressional Quarterly, inc". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  2. ^ "America Votes 31: 2013-2014, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2018-11-16.