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Parents > United States > Pennsylvania > Senate Class III
OfficeSenate
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1980 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 04, 1980 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close November 04, 1980 - 11:00pm Central
Term Start January 03, 1981 - 12:00pm
Term End January 03, 1987 - 12:00pm
Turnout 37.24% Total Population
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifiedThomas Walker November 20, 2003 10:16am
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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/05/1974
NameRichard S. Schweiker Votes1,843,317 (53.00%)
Term01/03/1975 - 01/03/1981 Margin247,196 (+7.11%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/04/1986
NameArlen Specter Votes1,906,537 (56.44%)
Term01/03/1987 - 01/03/1993 Margin458,318 (+13.57%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Apr 22, 1980 PA US Senate - R Primary Arlen Specter R 1,152,059
Apr 22, 1980 PA US Senate - D Primary Peter F. Flaherty D 1,448,634
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Name District Attorney Arlen Specter Mayor Peter F. Flaherty Linda Mohrbacher David K. Walter Lee Frissell Frank Kinces  
PartyRepublican Democratic Socialist Workers Libertarian Consumer Communist  
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Uncertified Votes2,230,404 (50.48%) 2,122,391 (48.04%) 27,229 (0.62%) 18,595 (0.42%) 16,089 (0.36%) 3,334 (0.08%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -108,013 (-2.44%) -2,203,175 (-49.87%) -2,211,809 (-50.06%) -2,214,315 (-50.12%) -2,227,070 (-50.41%)  
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