From the Morning Memo:

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee became the latest liberal organization to back the gubernatorial campaign of Cynthia Nixon this week.

Nixon is challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a Democratic primary as he seeks a third term.

The group’s endorsement of Nixon came as part of its first round of gubernatorial endorsements for candidates deemed to be “bold progressive game changers.”

“Let’s elect progressive game changers like Cynthia Nixon as Governor — as part of the blue wave that’s coming,” said Stephanie Taylor, PCCC co-founder. “Progressive ideas that inspire voters in blue, purple, and red states will help increase the wave.”

Nixon is being supported by a constellation of groups on the left that have been critical of Cuomo, including entities with ties to the Working Families Party, which is also backing her campaign.

“PCCC has been at the forefront of fighting for better, bluer, and bolder Democrats,” Nixon said. “I’m excited to receive their endorsement and look forward to working together to advance progressive values in New York and across the country.”

Cuomo, meanwhile, has largely lined up the state and national Democratic establishment behind him, including Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez.

The Perez endorsement, made in a speech at the state Democratic convention on Thursday, has proved controversial for the party given his previous claim that he would not take sides in primaries.