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United States Senate election in California, 1980

United States Senate regular election in California, 1980

November 3, 1980 (1980-11-03)

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

Elected U.S. Senator

Alan Cranston

The 1980 United States Senate election in California took place on November 3, 1980. Incumbent Democrat U.S. Senator Alan Cranston won re-election to a third term.


  • Major candidates 1
    • Democratic 1.1
    • Republican 1.2
  • Results 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Major candidates




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


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