ACLU Attacks Walsh
The ACLU is up with radio ads attacking Jim Walsh for refusing to stand up to conservatives who are threatening the voting rights act. My initial impression is that the ACLU is using this as a lobbying tactic rather and not targeting Jim Walsh for defeat in November. It seems to have just started, because I can't find any news anywhere else about radio ads, but they are probably running ads in a few district of Republicans they consider swing votes on the issue.
At first I thought the ad would have little effect on the race because A) the Voting Rights Act is no a very salient issue in the district and B) the ACLU isn't the most popular group in the world. After thinking about it though, I think it may have a different positive effect. Ultimately separating Syracuse Walsh from Washington Walsh is going to be a key part of this race, and any time Jim Walsh is put on the defensive about his Washington ties and Republicans in Washington, his support will erode.