United States Senate election in Wisconsin, 1980

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United States Senate election in Wisconsin, 1980
Wisconsin
1974 ←
November 4, 1980
→ 1986

  SenatorKasten.jpg GaylordNelson.jpg
Nominee Bob Kasten Gaylord Nelson
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,106,311 1,065,487
Percentage 50.2% 48.3%

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County results

U.S. Senator before election

Gaylord Nelson
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Bob Kasten
Republican

The 1980 United States Senate election in Wisconsin was held on November 4, 1980. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson ran for re-election to a fourth term, but was defeated by Bob Kasten.[1]

Major candidates[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Republican[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Bob Kasten 1,106,311 50.44
Democratic Gaylord Nelson 1,065,487 48.34
Constitution James P. Wickstrom 16,156 0.73
Libertarian Bervin J. Larson 9,679 0.44
Socialist Workers Susan Hagen 6,502 0.30
Majority 40,284 1.85
Turnout 2,204,135

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