National Affairs: Snubs for A.D.A.

Is Americans for Democratic Action an albatross around the Democratic Party's neck? By last week it was clear that the Democratic high command thought so. No sooner had Massachusetts State Treasurer Foster Furcolo, a Democrat, told A.D.A. that its political efforts backfired (TIME, Dec. 21) than A.D.A.ers found they were being snubbed by Democratic National Chairman Stephen Mitchell. On a TV panel show in Philadelphia, Mitchell ignored an involved question from an A.D.A.er in the audience, merely quipped: "I'm certainly glad to see a member of the A.D.A. in person. I've read a...

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