astorinoFrom the Morning Memo:

The Reform Party, a ballot line formed last year by Republican gubernatorial nominee Rob Astorino, filed its first campaign finance report since it was rechristened this election season, showing a single, massive donation from a limited liability company.

The party’s sole contributor was listed as the Institute for Municipal Safety Research, LLC and donated $107,900 to the line.

The party has been helping a town supervisor candidate in Clarkstown, a Republican running on the Reform Party ballot line, in the form of a TV ad.

The filing reported the party spent $50,582 on the ad shoring up candidate George Hoehmann.

Not much information exists online regarding the LLC and its address is listed as being in a downtown office suite in White Plains.

The Reform Party was initially constituted as the Stop Common Core Party last year — one of two issue-oriented ballot lines formed last year as a way to draw attention to the candidates’ policy issues that could sway voters.

Astorino and his running mate, Chemung County Sheriff Chris Moss, received the needed 50,000 votes on the line to give the party ballot status in the current election cycle.

The party was renamed the “Reform Party” as a way to broaden its appeal to voters on issues such as term limits and stopping corruption, Astorino has said.

Astorino, the Westchester County executive, is considering another run for governor in 2018.