From the morning memo:

Republican NY-21 candidate Elise Stefanik’s name will appear on three ballot lines in November, thanks to a late endorsement from the Independence Party.

Independence Party leaders met over the weekend and voted to give their line to Stefanik, a former White House aide and first-time candidate for public office.

They also approved a Wilson-Pakula for her, which enables a candidate not registered in a particular party to run on its line.

The Independence Party had given a very early nod to Stefanik’s erstwhile GOP primary opponent, businessman Matt Doheny.

But Dohney endorsed Stefanik after she defeated him in the June primary, and asked Independence Party leaders to find a way to remove his name from the ballot.

At that late date, there weren’t too many options. Dohney could either die, move out of state or be nominated for a judgeship (as an attorney with at least 10 years of membership to the bar, he is eligible to run for a seat on the bench).

The Conservative Party, which endorsed Stefanik before the primary (incurring Doheny’s wrath in the process), did the Independence Party a favor and nominated Doheny for a state Supreme Court judgeship in Kings County (otherwise known as Brooklyn).

Conservative Party leaders confirmed Dohney’s name will appear on the ballot in Brooklyn this November.

In a statement, Stefanik said she is “honored” to accept the Independence Party’s line, and she thanked Doheny “for providing the Republicans a great opportunity to win back this seat serving the people of the 21st District.”

Stefanik is facing another first-time candidate, Democrat Aaron Woolf, whose name will also appear on the Working Families Party line, and Green Party contender (and a third political newcomer) Matt Funiciello.

A recent Siena poll found Stefanik leading Woolf 46-33, with Funiciello receiving 10 percent of the vote and 11 percent undecided.