The Nation: Alioto Announces

San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto announced last week that he will seek the Democratic nomination for Governor of California next year, and what he is using to recommend himself to the voters is, of all things, his connection with Watergate principals. When charges linking Alioto with the Mafia were published four years ago, they were followed with a set of allegations concerning fee-splitting in Washington State. Alioto successfully defended himself against both sets of charges in court, and he never misses an opportunity to voice his contention that the men behind the fee-splitting charge were none other than John Mitchell, John...

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