From the Morning Memo:

The New York League of Conservation Voters’s political action committee this week released an email boosting three endorsed candidates for the state Senate: Democrats Jen Metzger and Karen Smythe and Republican incumbent Elaine Phillips.

In a fundraising email, the group tied the effort to opposing federal environmental law and regulatory changes. The group is pushing a $10,000 goal in order to release digital ads for the candidates.

“With the election only two weeks to go, we have the opportunity in this November’s midterm elections to show the White House that New York will fight back against its assaults on our air, water, and natural resources,” the email, signed by NYLCV President Julie Tighe stated. “This year we have environmental champions who are inspired to run because they want to combat climate change.”

Metzger is running against Republican Annie Rabbit; Smythe is running to unseat GOP Sen. Sue Serino. Phillips is running for a second term in a Long Island seat, facing Democrat Anna Kaplan.

Republicans in the state Senate maintain a narrow majority.

“Some of them have served their communities for many years, others are first time candidates who were inspired to step up,” the email stated. “They all hold strong environmental values and a willingness to fight climate change, conserve our land and water, and protect our environmental and public health.”