1980 Republican Party presidential primaries

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Republican Party presidential primaries, 1980

← 1976 January 21 to June 3, 1980 1984 →
  Official Portrait of President Reagan 1981-cropped.jpg George H. W. Bush official CIA portrait.jpg John Bayard Anderson crop.jpg
Candidate Ronald Reagan George H. W. Bush John Anderson
Home state California Texas Illinois
Contests won 44 7 0
Popular vote 7,709,793 3,070,033 1,572,174
Percentage 59.8% 23.8% 12.2%

Republican presidential primary results, 1980.svg
Red indicates a win by Reagan, blue a win by Bush.

Previous Republican nominee

Gerald Ford

Republican nominee

Ronald Reagan

The 1980 Republican presidential primaries were the selection process by which voters of the Republican Party chose its nominee for President of the United States in the 1980 U.S. presidential election.

Former California Governor Ronald Reagan was selected as the nominee through a series of primary elections and caucuses which happened in the Republican National Convention held from July 14 to July 17, 1980, in Detroit, Michigan.

Nominees[change | change source]

Withdrew during primaries[change | change source]

Withdrew before primaries[change | change source]

Declined to run[change | change source]

The following potential candidates declined to run for the Republican nomination in 1980.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Sidey, Hugh (29 May 1978). "The Presidency: Roses with a Touch of Ragweed". Time.
  2. "Republicans: There's Life in the Old Party Yet". time. 15 November 1976.

Other websites[change | change source]