1980 United States Senate election in Washington

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United States Senate election in Washington, 1980

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Nominee Slade Gorton Warren Magnuson
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 936,317 792,052
Percentage 54.2% 45.8%

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County Results


Gorton:      50-60%      60-70%
Magnuson:      50-60%



U.S. Senator before election

Warren Magnuson
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Slade Gorton
Republican

The 1980 United States Senate election in Washington was held on November 4, 1980. Longtime incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Warren Magnuson, the Senate President pro tempore, lost re-election to State Attorney General Slade Gorton, a Republican. As of 2019, this is the last time the Republicans won the Class 3 Senate seat in Washington.

Candidates[edit]

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Results[edit]

General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Slade Gorton 936,317 54.2%
Democratic Warren Magnuson 792,052 45.8%
Total votes 1,728,369 100.0%
Turnout

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