United States Senate election in Washington, 1980

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United States Senate election in Washington, 1980
Washington (state)
1974 ←
November 3, 1980 → 1986

  Slade Gorton, official Senate photo portrait.jpg WarrenGMagnuson.jpg
Nominee Slade Gorton Warren Magnuson
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 936,317 792,052
Percentage 54.2% 45.8%

Senator before election

Warren Magnuson
Democratic

Elected Senator

Slade Gorton
Republican

The 1980 United States Senate election in Washington was held on November 3, 1980. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Warren Magnuson lost re-election to State Senator Slade Gorton.

Candidates[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Republican[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Slade Gorton 936,317 54.2%
Democratic Warren Magnuson 792,052 45.8%
Invalid or blank votes  %
Totals ' %
Voter turnout  %

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