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Encyclopedia > United States Senate elections, 1980
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The 1980 U.S. Senate elections coincided with Ronald Reagan's election to the Presidency. Reagan's large margin of victory over incumbent Jimmy Carter pulled in many Democratic voters and gave a huge boost to Republican senate candidates. Image File history File links Us_senate_result_1980. ... Image File history File links Us_senate_result_1980. ... Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      For other uses, see Republican Party (disambiguation) or GOP (disambiguation). ...


The Republicans gained a net of twelve seats from the Democrats, the largest swing since 1958, and gained control of the Senate, 53-46. Majority and minority leaders Robert Byrd and Howard Baker exchanged places. This marked the first time since 1954 that the Republican Party controlled one of the Houses of Congress Robert Carlyle Byrd (born November 20, 1917) is the senior United States Senator from West Virginia and a member of the Democratic Party. ... Sen. ...


Without losing any seats, the Republicans took open seats in Alabama, Alaska, and Florida, and defeated nine incumbents: Herman Talmadge (D-Ga.), Frank Church (D-Idaho), Birch E. Bayh II (D-Ind.), John Culver (D-Iowa), John A. Durkin (D-N.H.), Robert Morgan (D-N.C.), 1972 presidential nominee George S. McGovern (D-S.D.), Warren Magnuson (D-Wash.), and Gaylord Nelson (D-Wis.) (see Reagan's coattails). Alabama was admitted to the Union on December 14 1819. ... Alaska was admitted to the Union on January 3, 1959. ... Florida was admitted to the Union on March 3, 1845. ... Herman Eugene Talmadge (August 9, 1913 – March 21, 2002) was an American politician who served as Governor of the U.S. state of Georgia briefly in 1947 and again from 1948 to 1955, and as a U.S. Senator from 1957 until 1981. ... Frank Forrester Church III (July 25, 1924 – April 7, 1984) was a four-term U.S. Senator representing Idaho as a Democrat (1957-1981). ... Birch Evans Bayh II (born January 22, 1928) was a U.S. Senator from Indiana between 1963 and 1981. ... John Culver John Chester Culver (born August 8, 1932) is an American politician of the Democratic Party who represented Iowa in both the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. ... Democratic US Senator from New Hampshire, from 1975 to 1980. ... Robert Morgan (July 31, 1918 - May 15, 2004) was United States Air Force colonel and pilot, from Asheville, North Carolina, and the commander of the B-17 Memphis Belle, flying 25 combat missions over Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and France, between 7 November 1942, and 17 May 1943, during World... George McGovern on May 8, 1972 cover of Time Magazine Dr. George Stanley McGovern (born July 19, 1922) was a United States Congressman, Senator, and Democratic presidential nominee, who lost the 1972 presidential election in a landslide to incumbent Richard Nixon. ... Warren Grant Magnuson (April 12, 1905–May 20, 1989) was a Democratic Senator from Washington from 1944-1981. ... Gaylord Nelson Gaylord Anton Nelson (June 4, 1916 – July 3, 2005) was a Democratic Party American politician from Wisconsin. ... When Ronald Reagan was elected president of the United States in the 1980 election, his victory was accompanied by the change of 12 seats in the U.S. Senate from Democratic to Republican hands. ...


Notable new senators included future Vice-President J. Danforth Quayle (R-Ind.). Alfonse M. D'Amato (R-N.Y.) defeated incumbent liberal Republican icon Jacob Javits (R-N.Y.) in a primary, demonstrating the ascendancy of conservative Republicans. James Danforth Dan Quayle (born February 4, 1947) was the 44th Vice President of the United States under George H. W. Bush (1989-1993). ... Alfonse Marcello DAmato (born August 1, 1937) is a former New York politician. ... Jacob Koppel Javits (May 18, 1904–March 7, 1986) was an American politician. ...


In 1982, Harrison A. Williams (D-N.J.) had resigned from the Senate rather than face a vote on his expulsion over the Abscam scandal. He was replaced by Republican Nicholas F. Brady. This is not reflected in the party totals. Harrison Williams Harrison Arlington Williams, Jr. ... Abscam (sometimes ABSCAM) was an FBI sting operation run out of the FBIs Hauppauge, Long Island office which initially targeted trafficking in stolen property and thereafter was converted to a public corruption investigation. ... Nicholas F. Brady Nicholas Frederick Brady (born April 11, 1930, in New York City) was United States Secretary of the Treasury under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, and is also known for articulating the Brady Plan in March 1989. ...


Senate contests in 1980

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing candidate(s)
Alabama Donald W. Stewart Democrat Defeated in primary: Republican victory, 50.2 - 47.1 Jeremiah Denton (Republican)
James E. Folsom, Jr. (Democrat)
Alaska Mike Gravel Democrat Defeated in primary: Republican victory, 53.7 - 45.9 Frank H. Murkowski (Republican)
Clark S. Gruening (Democrat)
Arizona Barry Goldwater Republican Re-elected, 49.5 - 48.4 - 1.4 Bill Schulz (Democrat)
Fred R. Easer (Libertarian)
Arkansas Dale Bumpers Democrat Re-elected, 59.1 - 40.9 Bill Clark (Republican)
California Alan Cranston Democrat Re-elected, 56.5 - 37.1 Paul Gann (Republican)
Colorado Gary Warren Hart Democrat Re-elected, 50.3 - 48.7 Mary E. Buchanan (Republican)
Connecticut Abraham A. Ribicoff Democrat Retired: Democratic victory, 56.3 - 42.9 Christopher J. Dodd (Democrat)
James L. Buckley (Republican)
Florida Richard B. Stone Democrat Defeated in primary: Republican victory, 51.7 - 48.3 Paula Hawkins (Republican)
Bill Gunter (Democrat)
Georgia Herman E. Talmadge Democrat Defeated, 50.9 - 49.1 Mack Mattingly (Republican)
Hawaii Daniel K. Inouye Democrat Re-elected, 77.9 - 18.4 Cooper Brown (Republican)
Idaho Frank Church Democrat Defeated, 49.7 - 48.8 Steven D. Symms (Republican)
Illinois Adlai E. Stevenson III Democrat Retired: Democratic victory, 56.0 - 42.5 Alan J. Dixon (Democrat)
David C. O'Neal (Republican)
Indiana Birch Bayh Democrat Defeated, 53.8 - 46.2 Dan Quayle (Republican)
Iowa John C. Culver Democrat Defeated, 53.5 - 45.5 Charles E. Grassley (Republican)
Kansas Bob Dole Republican Re-elected, 63.8 - 36.2 John Simpson (Democrat)
Kentucky Wendell H. Ford Democrat Re-elected, 65.1 - 34.9 Mary L. Foust (Republican)
Louisiana Russell B. Long Democrat Re-elected, in Primary
Maryland Charles Mathias, Jr. Republican Re-elected, 66.2 - 33.8 Edward T. Conroy (Democrat)
Missouri Thomas F. Eagleton Democrat Re-elected, 52.0 - 47.7 Gene McNary (Republican)
Nevada Paul Laxalt Republican Re-elected, 58.5 - 37.4 Mary Gojack (Democrat)
New Hampshire John A. Durkin Democrat Defeated, 52.1 - 47.8 Warren B. Rudman (Republican)
New York Jacob K. Javits Republican Defeated in primary: Republican victory, 44.9 - 43.5 - 11.0 Alfonse D'Amato (Republican)
Elizabeth Holtzman (Democrat)
Jacob K. Javits (Liberal)
North Carolina Robert Burren Morgan Democrat Defeated, 50.0 - 49.4 John P. East (Republican)
North Dakota Milton R. Young Republican Retired: Republican victory, 70.3 - 29.0 Mark Andrews (Republican)
Kent Johanneson (Democrat)
Ohio John Glenn Democrat Re-elected, 68.8 - 28.2 James E. Betts (Republican)
Oklahoma Henry Bellmon Republican Retired: Republican victory, 53.5 - 43.5 Don Nickles (Republican)
Andrew Coats (Democrat)
Oregon Bob Packwood Republican Re-elected, 52.1 - 44.0 Ted Kulongoski (Democrat)
Pennsylvania Richard S. Schweiker Republican Retired: Republican victory, 50.5 - 48.0 Arlen Specter (Republican)
Pete Flaherty (Democrat)
South Carolina Ernest F. Hollings Democrat Re-elected, 70.4 - 29.6 Marshall T. Mays (Republican)
South Dakota George S. McGovern Democrat Defeated, 58.2 - 39.4 James Abdnor (Republican)
Utah Jake Garn Republican Re-elected, 73.6 - 25.5 Dan Berman (Democrat)
Vermont Patrick J. Leahy Democrat Re-elected, 49.8 - 48.5 Stewart M. Ledbetter (Republican)
Washington Warren G. Magnuson Democrat Defeated, 54.2 - 45.8 Slade Gorton (Republican)
Wisconsin Gaylord Nelson Democrat Defeated, 50.2 - 48.3 Bob Kasten (Republican)

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The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, the lead section of this article may need to be expanded. ... Jake Garn Edwin Jacob Garn (born October 12, 1932) served as a U.S. Senator representing Utah from 1974 to 1993. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Official language(s) None[1] Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Area  Ranked 45th  - Total 9,620 sq mi (24,923 km²)  - Width 80 miles (130 km)  - Length 160 miles (260 km)  - % water 3. ... 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Senate composition before and after elections

96th Congress Senate Composition   97th Congress Senate Composition
                                                                                                     
                                                                                                     
                                                                                                     
                                                                                                     
Color Key: Republicans Independent Democrats

// 1979-1980 The first session of this Congress took place in Washington, DC from January 15, 1979 to January 3, 1980. ... Ninety-seventh United States Congress Members of the 97th United States Congress: States Alabama Senators Howell T. Heflin (D) Jeremiah Denton (R) Representatives 1. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ...

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