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United States Senate election in New Hampshire, 1980
November 2, 1980
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Nominee Warren Rudman John Durkin
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 195,559 179,455
Percentage 52.15 47.85

Incumbent Senator
John A. Durkin

Warren Rudman

The 1980 United States Senate Election in New Hampshire was held on November 2, 1980. Incumbent Democratic Senator John Durkin was defeated by attorney Warren Rudman in a relatively close election, where nationwide Republicans would have a landslide election known as the Reagan Revolution.


New Hampshire United States Senate Election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Warren Rudman 195,559 52.15
Democratic John A. Durkin (Incumbent) 179,455 47.85
Majority 16,104 4.3
Turnout 375,014
Republican gain from Democratic Swing



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