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1976 United States 1984
Republican Party Presidential Primaries, 1980
January 21 to June 3, 1980
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
Contests won 44 6
(D.C., PR)
Popular vote 7,709,793 3,070,033 1,572,174
Percentage 59.79% 23.81% 12.19%
Republican Party presidential primaries, 1980

Red indicates a win by Reagan, blue a win by Bush.

Incumbent Republican presidential candidate
Gerald Ford
Republican presidential candidate-Elect
Ronald Reagan
To Be Determined

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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