…and Item III from the Morning Memo:

Rep. Chris Gibson, who is in the DCCC’s crosshairs again this fall, has been outspoken in his criticism of the controversial Common Core curriculum.

But don’t look for the Republican congressman to be joining up with the state GOP’s effort to create a “Stop Common Core” ballot line anytime soon.

In an email to supporters over the weekend, Gibson’s campaign manager Kevin Crumb announced the congressman had decided not to pursue the independent line “after consultation with our attorneys.”

“Our attorneys advised us that we will face significant legal hurdles as federal candidates,” Crumb wrote.

“First, case law is unclear regarding who is legally able to carry/witness petitions for us. Second, having already secured three ballot lines, we would have faced a challenge over our right to create another line.”

“Our volunteers will continue to carry petitions for state candidates because their legal case is much stronger and because this is such a meaningful issue at the local, state, and federal level,” Crumb continued. “This will remain a team effort to help us all win in November.”

Gibson already has the Republican, Conservative and Independence Party lines. He faces a challenge from Sean Eldridge, who is running on the Democratic and Working Families Party lines.