1980 United States Senate election in New York
The 1980 United States Senate election in New York was held on November 4, 1980. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Jacob Javits was defeated in the primary, and Republican Al D'Amato won the three-way election.
Results by county
D'Amato: 40-49% 50-59% 60-69%Holtzman: 40-49% 50-59% 60-69%
- Elizabeth Holtzman, U.S. Representative
- John Lindsay, former Mayor of New York City; former Republican U.S. Representative
- Bess Myerson, Miss America 1945; former Commissioner of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs
- John J. Santucci, Queens County District Attorney
- Jacob Javits, incumbent U.S. Senator (registered Republican)
|Republican||Alfonse M D'Amato||323,468||55.68%|
Javits's refusal to adjust politically to the rightward movement of his party as well as his 1979 diagnosis with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) led to a primary challenge. Javits was defeated in the primary by Hempstead Presiding Supervisor Al D'Amato on September 9.
D'Amato, also running on the Conservative line, proceeded to defeat Democratic U.S. Representative Elizabeth Holtzman and Javits, who ran on the Liberal Party ticket. In the traditionally liberal state of New York, Javits split the Democratic vote with Holtzman to give D'Amato a close victory.
|Right to Life||Alfonse D'Amato||152,470|
|Liberal||Jacob Javits (Incumbent)||664,544||11.05%|
|Communist||William R. Scott||4,161||0.07%|
|Workers World||Thomas Soto||3,643||0.06%|
|Socialist Workers||Victor A. Nieto||2,715||0.05%|
- "Syracuse Mayoral Primary Results - 9wsyr.com". Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2013-06-26.
- Abramowitz, Alan; Segal, Jeffrey Allan (January 1, 1992). Senate Elections. University of Michigan Press. ISBN 0472081926.
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