1980 United States Senate election in California
|Elections in California|
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, even as the state's former Republican governor, Ronald Reagan, claimed a landslide victory in the presidential election.
- Alan Cranston, incumbent U.S. Senator
- Paul Gann, political activist
|Peace and Freedom||David Wald||196,354||2.4%|
|American Independent||James C. Griffin||129,648||1.6%|