From the morning memo:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, at this point, doesn’t appear to be close to agreeing to any debates in the race for governor.

Far ahead of his nearest rival, Republican Rob Astorino, in both fundraising and the public opinion polls, Cuomo also enjoys the trappings of an incumbent governor: Name recognition and the ability to travel the state at any time.

Nevertheless, Astorino, along with Cuomo’s Democratic primary rival Zephyr Teachout, are calling for a series of debates with Cuomo — events that could do well to raise their own name recognition at his expense.

Astorino and Teachout plan their own debate — a Sept. 4 radio event on WNYC — without Cuomo.

But there is at least one candidate feeling left out: Green Party nominee Howie Hawkins.

He achieved automatic ballot status this cycle when Hawkins gained more than 50,000 votes.

This time around, his campaign hasn’t let up on opportunities for fundraise and organize, especially off of slights like not being included in a debate.

Hawkins’s campaign this morning released a fundraising email in an effort to garner contributions from the debate diss.

“The debate will be covered by the mainstream media and papers for weeks to come,” Hawkins said. “This is a great opportunity for our campaign to reach out to millions of voters who are clamoring for real change. We want to put ads on radio and TV so that voters hear about our progressive message.”

Of course, the 2010 gubernatorial debate was a major farce, with Cuomo and his Republican opponent Carl Paladino appearing on stage with a variety of characters, including the Rent Is 2 Damn High candidate Jimmy McMillan (who has petitioned his way on to the statewide ballot yet again).

In addition to McMillan, there are a host of minor-party candidates ranging from Albany-area activist Michael Carey, Libertarian candidate Sam Sloan and a filing for the Sapient Party, which appears to have a collage of ideological policies.

Astorino doesn’t want to include Hawkins in a statewide debate with Cuomo, preferring to have it be a one-on-one affair.

But if the polls hold heading into the fall, Cuomo may very well call for debates, just with every candidate appearing on the ballot as he did four years ago.