1980 United States Senate election in Vermont

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United States Senate election in Vermont, 1980

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Nominee Patrick Leahy Stewart Ledbetter
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 104,089 101,647
Percentage 49.8% 48.6%

Vermont Senate Election Results by County, 1980.svg
County results
Leahy:      40–50%      50–60%
Ledbetter:      40–50%      50–60%

U.S. Senator before election

Patrick Leahy
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Patrick Leahy
Democratic

The 1980 United States Senate election in Vermont took place on November 4, 1980. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy narrowly won reelection to a second term, defeating Stewart M. Ledbetter.

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Patrick Leahy (incumbent) 27,548 97.54%
Democratic Other 696 2.46%
Total votes 28,244 100.0%

Republican primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Stewart M. Ledbetter 16,518 35.28%
Republican James E. Mullin 12,256 26.18%
Republican Tom Evslin 8,575 18.31%
Republican T. Garry Buckley 5,209 11.1%
Republican Robert Schuettinger 3,450 7.39%
Republican Anthony N. Doria 496 1.06%
Republican Other 316 0.68%
Total votes 46,820 100.0%

Liberty Union primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Liberty Union primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberty Union Earl S. Gardner 135 80.36%
Liberty Union Other 33 19.64%
Total votes 168 100.0%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Vermont, 1980[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Patrick Leahy (incumbent) 104,089 49.76%
Republican Steward M. Ledbetter 101,647 48.59%
Independent Anthony N. Doria 1,764 0.84%
Liberty Union Earl S. Gardner 1,578 0.75%
Write-ins 110 0.06%
Total votes 209,188 100.0%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Primary Election Results" (PDF). Office of the Vermont Secretary of State. Retrieved June 17, 2015.
  2. ^ "General Election Results - U.S. Senator - 1914-2014" (PDF). Office of the Vermont Secretary of State. Retrieved June 17, 2015.