Pinback button promoting Jerry Brown for president, 1976. Dalo Button & Emblem Co., New York. Issued for the Democratic primaries.
With his election to succeed Ronald Reagan as governor of California in 1974, Brown became a rising star in the party, and in 1976, entered the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. After winning primaries in Maryland, Nevada and his home state, his campaign lost momentum and he came in third in the balloting at the convention.