Dianne Feinstein

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Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein (born Dianne Emiel Goldman, June 22, 1933) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from California.wikipedia
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Moscone–Milk assassinations

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She served as the board's first female president in 1978, during which time the assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk by Dan White drew national attention.
These events helped bring national notice to then-Board President Dianne Feinstein, who became the first female mayor of San Francisco and eventually U.S. Senator for California.

1990 California gubernatorial election

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After losing a race for governor in 1990, Feinstein won a 1992 special election to the U.S. Senate.
The Republican nominee, Senator Pete Wilson, defeated the Democratic nominee, former San Francisco Mayor Dianne Feinstein, who would later go on to win Wilson's Senate seat.

2012 United States Senate election in California

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Feinstein has been re-elected five times since then, and in the 2012 election, she received 7.75 million votes—the most popular votes in any U.S. Senate election in history. Feinstein was re-elected in 1994, 2000, 2006, 2012, and 2018.
Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein announced her intention to run for a fourth full term in April 2011 and finished first in the blanket primary with 49.5% of the vote.

Barbara Boxer

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Feinstein was first elected on the same ballot as her peer Barbara Boxer, and the two women became California's first female U.S. Senators.
Running for a third term in 2004, she received 6.96 million votes and set a record for the most votes in any U.S. Senate election in history, until her colleague, Dianne Feinstein, the senior senator from California, surpassed that number in her 2012 re-election.

Seniority in the United States Senate

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Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein (born Dianne Emiel Goldman, June 22, 1933) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from California.

1992 United States Senate special election in California

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After losing a race for governor in 1990, Feinstein won a 1992 special election to the U.S. Senate.
The seat became vacant after incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Pete Wilson won the 1990 gubernatorial election, defeating Democrat Dianne Feinstein.

First inauguration of Barack Obama

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To date, she is also the only woman to have presided over a U.S. presidential inauguration.
The swearing-in ceremony and the inaugural luncheon for President-elect Obama and Vice President-elect Biden were planned by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, a committee composed of United States Senators Dianne Feinstein, committee chair, Bob Bennett and Harry Reid, and United States Representatives John Boehner, Steny Hoyer and Nancy Pelosi.

2018 United States Senate election in California

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Having won reelection in 2018 to a six-year term expiring in January 2025, Feinstein will become the longest-serving female Senator in history should she serve her full term. Feinstein was re-elected in 1994, 2000, 2006, 2012, and 2018. Feinstein lost the endorsement of the California Democratic Party's executive board, which opted to support State Senator Kevin de León in the 2018 election; however, she finished first in the state's "jungle primary" and was re-elected in the general election on November 6, 2018.
Four-term Democratic incumbent Dianne Feinstein won reelection in 2012 with 63% of the vote, taking the record for the most popular votes in any U.S. Senate election in history with 7.86 million votes.

Federal Assault Weapons Ban

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Feinstein was the author of the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban which expired in 2004.
The bill's author, Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and other advocates said that it was a weakened version of the original proposal.

Mayor of San Francisco

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A member of the Democratic Party, Feinstein was Mayor of San Francisco from 1978 to 1988.
) This has happened seven times: James Otis died in office and was succeeded by George Hewston, Eugene Schmitz was removed and succeeded by Charles Boxton, Charles Boxton resigned and was succeeded by Edward Robeson Taylor, James Rolph resigned and was succeeded by Angelo Rossi, George Moscone was assassinated and was succeeded by Dianne Feinstein, Gavin Newsom resigned and was succeeded by Ed Lee, and Lee died in office and was succeeded by Mark Farrell.

Harvey Milk

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She served as the board's first female president in 1978, during which time the assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk by Dan White drew national attention.
SIR was also pursued by popular moderate Supervisor Dianne Feinstein in her bid to become mayor, opposing Alioto.

1994 United States Senate election in California

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Feinstein was re-elected in 1994, 2000, 2006, 2012, and 2018.
Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein won re-election to her first full term.

2000 United States Senate election in California

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Feinstein was re-elected in 1994, 2000, 2006, 2012, and 2018.
Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein won re-election to her second full term.

George Moscone

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She served as the board's first female president in 1978, during which time the assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk by Dan White drew national attention.
In a close race in November of 1975, Moscone placed first with conservative city supervisor John Barbagelata second and supervisor Dianne Feinstein coming in third.

2006 United States Senate election in California

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Feinstein was re-elected in 1994, 2000, 2006, 2012, and 2018.
Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein won re-election to her third full term.

Dan White

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She served as the board's first female president in 1978, during which time the assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk by Dan White drew national attention.
White also persuaded Dianne Feinstein, then president of the board of supervisors, to appoint Milk chairman of the Streets and Transportation Committee.

Quentin L. Kopp

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She was elected president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1978 with initial opposition from Quentin L. Kopp.
Kopp ran unsuccessfully for Mayor of San Francisco in 1979 against Dianne Feinstein.

2004 United States Senate election in California

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The record was previously held by her California colleague Barbara Boxer, who received 6.96 million votes in her 2004 re-election.
Boxer's 6.96 million votes set the all-time record for the most votes cast for one candidate in one state in one election, although it was surpassed by Senator Dianne Feinstein's 7.75 million votes in 2012.

San Francisco cable car system

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During her tenure, she led the renovation of the city's cable car system, and oversaw the 1984 Democratic National Convention.
Mayor Dianne Feinstein took charge of the effort, and helped win federal funding for the bulk of the rebuilding job.

California Democratic Party

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Feinstein lost the endorsement of the California Democratic Party's executive board, which opted to support State Senator Kevin de León in the 2018 election; however, she finished first in the state's "jungle primary" and was re-elected in the general election on November 6, 2018.
President Clinton won California's 54 electoral votes and two women, Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, were elected as U.S. senators.

Kevin de León

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Feinstein lost the endorsement of the California Democratic Party's executive board, which opted to support State Senator Kevin de León in the 2018 election; however, she finished first in the state's "jungle primary" and was re-elected in the general election on November 6, 2018.
He represented the 24th State Senate district, which encompasses Downtown and East Los Angeles, from 2014 until 2018; that year, De León staged an unsuccessful campaign against California's senior U.S. Senator, Dianne Feinstein.

Domestic partnership

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As mayor, Feinstein angered the city's large gay community by refusing to march in a gay rights parade and by vetoing domestic partner legislation in 1982.
Britt's version was adopted and passed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, but Dianne Feinstein, mayor of San Francisco at the time, came under intense pressure from the Catholic Church and vetoed the bill.

Geraldine Ferraro

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However, he chose Geraldine Ferraro instead.
Women mentioned for the role included Ferraro and Mayor of San Francisco Dianne Feinstein, both of whom were on Mondale's five-person short list.

Democratic Party (United States)

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A member of the Democratic Party, Feinstein was Mayor of San Francisco from 1978 to 1988.
Many prominent national Democrats in recent decades have been Jewish, including Chuck Schumer, Carl Levin, Abraham Ribicoff, Ben Cardin, Henry Waxman, Martin Frost, Joseph Lieberman, Bernie Sanders, Dianne Feinstein, Barney Frank, Barbara Boxer, Paul Wellstone, Rahm Emanuel, Russ Feingold, Herb Kohl and Howard Metzenbaum.