1980 United States Senate election in Illinois

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United States Senate election in Illinois, 1980

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Nominee Alan Dixon Dave O'Neal
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 2,565,302 1,946,296
Percentage 56.0% 42.5%

U.S. Senator before election

Adlai Stevenson III

Elected U.S. Senator

Alan J. Dixon

The 1980 United States Senate election in Illinois was held on November 4, 1980. Incumbent Democrat U.S. Senator Adlai Stevenson III decided to retire. Democrat Alan J. Dixon won the open seat.

Major candidates




Illinois United States Senate election, 1980[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alan Dixon 2,565,302 56.0%
Republican Dave O'Neal 1,946,296 42.5%
Libertarian Bruce Green 29,328 0.6%
Independent Sidney Lens 19,213 0.4%
Communist Charles F. Wilson 5,671 0.2%
Workers World Michael Soriano 5,626 0.1%
Socialist Workers Burton L. Artz 2,715 0.1%

See also


  1. ^ "IL US Senate Race - November 04, 1980". Ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
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