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1980 United States Senate election in North Dakota

The 1980 U.S. Senate election for the state of North Dakota was held November 4, 1980. The incumbent, Republican Senator Milton Young, was retiring. Republican Mark Andrews defeated North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party candidate Kent Johanneson to fill the vacated seat. [1]

1980 United States Senate election in North Dakota

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Nominee Mark Andrews Kent Johanneson
Party Republican Democratic-NPL
Popular vote 210,347 86,658
Percentage 70.29% 28.96%

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County Results
Andrews:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

U.S. Senator before election

Milton R. Young

Elected U.S. Senator

Mark Andrews

Andrews, who had served as a Representative since 1965, easily received the Republican nomination, and the endorsed Democratic-NPL candidate was Kent Johanneson. Andrews and Johanneson won the primary elections for their respective parties.

Two independent candidates, Harley McLain and Don J. Klingensmith also filed before the deadline under the Chemical Farming Banned and Statesman parties respectively. McLain would later run for the same seat in 1998 against then incumbent Byron Dorgan.

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