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Republican Party Presidential Primaries, 1980

← 1976 January 21 to June 3, 1980 1984 →
  Official Portrait of President Reagan 1981.jpg George H. W. Bush, Vice President of the United States, official portrait.jpg John Bayard Anderson.jpg
Nominee Ronald Reagan George H. W. Bush John B. Anderson
Party Republican Republican Republican
Home state California Texas Illinois
States carried 44 6
(D.C., PR)
Popular vote 7,709,793 3,070,033 1,572,174
Percentage 59.79% 23.81% 12.19%

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

Republican presidential candidate before election

Gerald Ford

Republican presidential candidate-elect

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.


Withdrew during primaries

Withdrew before primaries

Declined to run

The following potential candidates declined to run for the Republican nomination in 1980.

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