From the Capital Tonight morning memo, the first item:

Rodney Capel, the state Democratic Committee executive director, wants everyone to remember to vote, and vote for the amendment that would expand non-Indian commercial casinos in New York.

In an email sent by the state Democratic Committee yesterday, Capel rehashes a number of the claims made by the pro-casino forces, including that a lack of table-top games in New York means we’re losing money in the Empire State.

“On the ballot tomorrow is a proposal that is critical to bringing $1.2 billion back to New York from states like Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut,” he writes in the email. “Tomorrow, flip to the BACK of the ballot and vote YES on Proposal 1. Right now, New Yorkers spend $1.2 billion per year in casinos in New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania! New York’s money is funding their schools, lowers their taxes, and sends New York jobs out of state. If you agree that it’s time to bring $1.2 billion back to New York, flip to the BACK of the ballot and vote YES on Proposal 1.”

The $1.2 billion figure is used by New York Jobs Now, a coalition of casino companies and labor organizations that support that amendment in both its TV ads and literature.

The $1.2 billion figure is also one that budget analyst E.J. McMahon of the Empire Center views skeptically, especially the notion that all that money would return should casinos be approved and built.

In addition to Capel’s email, Gov. Andrew Cuomo began robocalling in support of the amendment on Monday (Capital New York has the audio, which you can listen to here).

And the push for the amendment isn’t just playing out on the statewide level.

On the local level, Democratic candidates have touted their endorsements from Cuomo with literature that also reminds voters to back the casino amendment.

Of course, Cuomo is the originator of the current effort to expand casino gambling in New York, having shepherded the amendment through the legislative hurdles and developed the enabling legislation with state lawmakers.

The robocall was paid for by New York Jobs Now, which is expected to exceed the $2 million it had announced it would spend at the start of the campaign.