Feinstein, Dianne: 1975 mayoral race


Dianne Feinstein: There were a large number of people, by that time certainly more than Terry [Francois], that thought that I would be a good candidate for mayor. I decided to try. I was actually favored to win it. Lost. My husband was a Moscone supporter at the time. I ran the race; I was nine points ahead a week before the election, and didn’t come in second. I came in third, and was absolutely convinced that I was never electable as mayor for who knows what reason. But I was favored initially to win, at least in our polls, maybe not in anybody else’s, and it clearly didn’t work out that way.


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The Moscone oral history interviews are part of the George Moscone Collection, MSS 328.

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