Friday, June 29, 2018

New York's 14th congressional district: Archie Bunker doesn't live here anymore

It's Not Archie Bunker's District Anymore.  (City Journal, 6/28/2018) 
[James] Delaney’s views, particularly on social issues, reflected those of the then-heavily white, Catholic, and blue-collar congressional district, which voted strongly for John F. Kennedy over Richard Nixon in 1960 but three-to-one for Nixon over George McGovern in 1972. The opening-credits scene for All in the Family was filmed there, in Glendale. But the district, and the Queens Democratic Party, were already changing when Delaney retired in 1978 and Ferraro won an upset primary victory (over Manton) in the race to succeed him.

Source:  Sunnyside Post

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