1980 United States Senate election in Ohio

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United States Senate election in Ohio, 1980

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Nominee John Glenn Jim Betts
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 2,770,786 1,137,695
Percentage 68.8% 28.3%

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County Results

U.S. Senator before election

John Glenn

Elected U.S. Senator

John Glenn

The 1980 United States Senate election in Ohio took place on November 3, 1980. It was concurrent with elections to the United States House of Representatives. Incumbent Democratic U.S Senator John Glenn won re-election to a second term in a landslide with 69% of the vote, coinciding with Ronald Reagan's substantial win in the state during the presidential election. Glenn won by a state-record 1.6 million votes.[1]

Major candidates[edit]




OH United States Senate election, 1980[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Glenn (Incumbent) 2,770,786 68.8%
Republican Jim Betts 1,137,695 28.3%
Independent John E. Powers 76,412 1.9%
Independent Rick Nagin 42,410 1.1%

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Wheat, Warren (November 11, 1980). "Sen. Metzenbaum may be a 'marked man'". News Herald. p. 4. Retrieved February 3, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=3885