We're #1! We're #1!
According to The Fix's Friday (from last Friday, oops) Line:
1. New York's 25th district: Rep. Jim Walsh's (R) retirement gives Democrats a chance to continue to consolidate their death grip on the Northeast in the fall. Dan Maffei, a former Congressional staffer, came surprisingly close to beating Walsh in 2006 (the final margin was less than 2,500 votes) and is back again. It looks like Syracuse Mayor Matt Driscoll (D) won't run -- aclassical political Hamlet -- and that decision should clear the Democratic field for Maffei. A wide variety of Republicans are looking at the race but this is an uphill climb as the Democratic presidential nominee carried in both of the last two elections.