Democratic congressional candidate Zephyr Teachout is already looking past both party primaries next month and onto the general election.

And, based on a fundraising email her campaign released on Tuesday, she sees this as a race between her and Republican John Faso, a former state Assembly minority leader and lobbyist.

In the email, she decried the financial support on Faso’s behalf, including that of Paul Singer, a hedge fund manager and prolific GOP donor.

“For John Faso, it just takes a wink and a nod and his Super PAC sponsor writes a big check,” Teachout wrote in the email. “This is the reason I’ve spent my career fighting money in politics — it breeds politicians beholden to special interests instead of the public interest. When I ask you for $5 or $10, it’s because this is what we’re up against. I rely on your help.”

Both Teachout and Faso face challengers in next week’s primary: Democrat Will Yandik and Republican Andrew Heaney.

A TWC News/Siena College poll released earlier this month showed both Teachout and Faso leading by double digits.

Should they win their primaries, voters in the 19th congressional district would have a choice between two former gubernatorial candidates. Faso ran as the GOP nominee in 2006; Teachout sought the Democratic nomination in 2014.

Interestingly enough, Heaney early on suggested Faso’s resume as a former elected official and lobbyist would make it difficult for him to run against Teachout, a Fordham Law School professor who has written extensively about money in politics.

Updated: Heaney spokesman David Catalfamo responded.

“Zephyr Teachout and the Democrats are salivating for a chance to run against the hedge fund owned lobbyist John Faso who was in the middle of one of Albany’s biggest pay to play scandals – Republican voters want to keep this seat and will cast their vote for Andrew Heaney,” Catalfamo said.