Democrat Dan Maffei is using the 47th anniversary of Medicare to emphasize his support for the program that provides medical care for older Americans.
The debate over Operation Fast and Furious is squeezing its way into the race for Congress in the new 24th Congressional District in central New York.
The Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act of course comes in an election year, and politicians around the country are trying to read the tea leaves about the political fallout.
The lawn signs started popping up a few weeks ago, but Dan Maffei didn't officially launch his campaign for Congress until this weekend.
In fact, Maffei said, the signs are from his previous campaigns. He hasn't printed the new ones yet.
Maffei met with several dozen supporters at his newly opened campaign headquarters on East Washington Street in downtown Syracuse Saturday afternoon.