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.
The Moscone oral history interviews are part of the George Moscone Collection, MSS 328.
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Rubin, Jon and Feinstein, Dianne, "Feinstein, Dianne: 1975 mayoral race" (2011). Moscone Oral Histories. 67.