From the Morning Memo:

Working Families Party candidate Diana Richardson won an Assembly seat in Brooklyn Tuesday night in a crowded five-way race that the liberal, union-backed party framed as a victory over real-estate interests.

In a statement from the WFP last night, the party noted Richardson will be the first sitting member of the Assembly elected solely on the party’s line.

The party also referred to win as a victory over “developers like billionaire Leonard Litwin” — a prolific campaign donor who has become a supporting character in a host of scandals involving state lawmakers in addition to his political giving.

“This race was a referendum about the role of real estate money,” said Bill Lipton, director of the New York Working Families Party. “Diana’s refusal to accept a penny of developer or landlord money showed working families, seniors, and youth in Central Brooklyn that she can’t be bought and will always put working families first.”