United States Senate election in Colorado, 1980

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United States Senate election in Colorado, 1980
Colorado
1974 ←
November 3, 1980
→ 1986

  Gary hart.jpg
Nominee Gary Hart Mary Estill Buchanan
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 590,501 571,295
Percentage 50.3% 48.7%

U.S. Senator before election

Gary Hart
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Tim Wirth
Democratic

The 1980 United States Senate election in Colorado was held on November 4, 1986. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Gary Hart won re-election to a second term.

Major candidates[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Republican[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Gary Hart (inc.) 590,501 50.33% -6.90%
Republican Mary Estill Buchanan 571,295 48.70% +9.20%
Statesman Earl Higgerson 7,265 0.62%
Independent American Henry John Olshaw 4,081 0.35%
Majority 19,206 1.64% -16.10%
Turnout 1,173,142
Democratic hold Swing

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