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Jerry Brown's Presidential Campaigns
 

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California's voters have repeatedly elected Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown, Jr. to statewide offices, including Secretary of State (1971-1975), Governor (1975-1983), and Attorney General (2007-present).  Additionally, in 1976, 1980, and 1992, Brown sought presidential office.  Although he won California's Democratic presidential primary in 1976, another candidate, Jimmy Carter, captured the nomination as well as the presidency itself.  Delegates nominated Carter again in 1980.

For his 1992 presidential bid Brown utilized a unique campaign technique.  He used an “800” number to raise funds, and refused to take contributions larger than $100.  Despite this limited budget, Brown received the votes of more Democratic National Convention delegates than any other candidate but Bill Clinton.


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Broadside, "Brown for President: The Free Spirit  Candidate," 1976.

Broadside, "Brown for President: The Free Spirit Candidate," 1976

Frank Cullen, Sr., Collection, Accession 2007-188, California State Archives


Brown for President.

Bumper sticker, "Brown '92," 1992

Bumper stickers: "Brown for President," 1980; and, "Brown '92," 1992

Frank Cullen, Sr., Collection, Accession 97-05-07, California State Archives


Campaign button, “New Hampshire Voters for Brown ’92,” 1992.

Campaign button, “Brown” .

Campaign buttons, “New Hampshire Voters for Brown ’92,” 1992 and “Brown”

California State Archives


Flyer, Brown for President: A Few Highlights from Governor Brown’s Record on the Environment, circa 1980.

Flyer, Brown for President: A Few Highlights from Governor Brown’s Record on the Environment, circa 1980.

Flyer, Brown for President: A Few Highlights from Governor Brown’s Record on the Environment, circa 1980

Governor’s Gifts, Accession 96-11-17(15), California State Archives


Announcement of Candidacy, Edmund G. Brown, Jr., 1979.

Announcement of Candidacy, Edmund G. Brown, Jr., 1979

Governor’s Gifts, Accession 96-11-17 (14), California State Archives


Pamphlet, “The Times Call Out for Discipline and Vision,” 1980.

Pamphlet, “The Times Call Out for Discipline and Vision,” 1980.

Pamphlet, “The Times Call Out for Discipline and Vision,” 1980

Governor’s Gifts, Accession 96-11-17(13), California State Archives


Stop Nuclear Ppower.

Broadside, "Stop Nuclear Power," circa 1980

General Ephemera Collection, Accession 96-11-17(11), California State Archives



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