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1982 United States Senate election in Nevada

The 1982 United States Senate election in Nevada was held on November 5, 1982. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Howard Cannon ran for re-election to a fifth term, but lost to Republican Chic Hecht.

United States Senate election in Nevada, 1982

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Nominee Chic Hecht Howard Cannon
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 120,377 114,720
Percentage 50.1% 47.7%

Nevada Senate Election Results by County, 1982.svg
U.S. Senate election results map.
Red denotes those won by Hecht.
Blue denotes counties won by Cannon.

U.S. Senator before election

Howard Cannon

Elected U.S. Senator

Chic Hecht


Major candidatesEdit




General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chic Hecht 120,377 50.1
Democratic Howard Cannon 114,720 47.7
None of These Candidates 5,297 2.2 ?

See alsoEdit