From the morning memo, the first item:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s re-election campaign today is appearing in court to challenge his Democratic primary foe Zephyr Teachout’s eligibility to appear on the ballot next month.

But lest anyone feel the need to cover an effort by the far-better funded, better-known candidate to knock the practically unheard of Teachout off the ballot, the governor’s campaign is dispatching lieutenant governor candidate Kathy Hochul on a multi-event tour today.

As lawyers for Teachout and Cuomo (led by former Sen. Marty Connor) sit down to argue whether the Fordham law professor should remain on the ballot, Hochul will appear in Mineola in Nassau County to launch a local version of the Women’s Equality Party.

The new ballot line is designed to promote the 10-point women’s agenda, a package of measures that has languished in Albany over an abortion plank designed to codify the Roe v. Wade decision in state law.

In addition to the Nassau County event at 10 a.m., Hochul is also launching a Suffolk County version of the party at 12:30.

At 4:15, she is scheduled to receive a “major endorsement” on the Upper West side of Manhattan.

Cuomo’s attorneys, meanwhile, are arguing that Teachout is not a bona fide New York resident for the last five years and should be kicked off the ballot.

Teachout, who initially sought the endorsement of the Working Families Party in May only to lose the Wilson-Pakula waiver to Cuomo in a last-minute deal, has been using the legal challenge as a fundraising vehicle.

The Teachout campaign in an appeal on Wednesday said the campaign needs help paying its legal bills to fend off the Cuomo challenge.

Though Cuomo has all the advantages heading into a primary, some in state political circles have raised the possibility of Teachout’s running mate, Columbia professor Tim Wu, defeating Hochul in a Democratic primary on Sept. 9.

A Wu victory would split the ticket for Cuomo and Hochul, who would remain tethered on the Working Families Party and Independence lines, but create an uncomfortable marriage on the Democratic line.

Not being challenged is the primary ballot status of Randy Credico, a comedian/activist/gadfly, who announced plans to run for governor last year.