United States Senate election in California, 1980

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United States Senate regular election in California, 1980
California
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Nominee Alan Cranston Paul Gann
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 4,705,399 3,093,426
Percentage 56.5% 37.2%

U.S. Senator before election

Alan Cranston
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Alan Cranston
Democratic

The 1980 United States Senate election in California took place on November 4, 1980. Incumbent Democrat U.S. Senator Alan Cranston easily won re-election to a third term.

Major candidates

Democratic

Republican

Results

1980 United States Senate election, California[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alan Cranston 4,705,399 56.5
Republican Paul Gann 3,093,426 37.2
Libertarian David Bergland 202,481 2.4
Peace and Freedom David Wald 196,354 2.4
American Independent James C. Griffin 129,648 1.6

See also

References