U.S. Senate election results map.
Red denotes counties won by Goldwater.
Blue denotes those won by Schulz.
The 1980 United States Senate election in Arizona took place on November 4, 1980. Incumbent Republican Senator Barry Goldwater decided to run for reelection to a third consecutive term, after returning to the Senate in 1968 following his failed presidential run in 1964 against Lyndon B. Johnson. Despite Republican presidential nominee Ronald Reagan's landslide win in Arizona, Goldwater defeated Democratic Party nominee Bill Schulz in the general election by a narrow margin, which later caused Goldwater to decide against running for reelection to a fourth consecutive term. Goldwater won only 3 counties including Maricopa County.
- Barry Goldwater, incumbent U.S. Senator
|Democratic||James F. McNulty, Jr.||58,894||33.43%|
|Democratic||Frances Morgan (withdrawn)||485||0.28%|
|Libertarian||Fred R. Esser||12,008||1.37%|
|People Over Politics||Lorenzo Torrez||3,608||0.41%|
|Socialist Workers||Josefina Otero||3,266||0.37%|