From the Morning Memo:

Republican Jack Martins, running for Congress in a battleground Long Island district, is among the Republicans this year who are not endorsing Donald Trump, but still voting for him this year.

In an interview with Bill Samuels’s Effective Radio on AM 970 this weekend, Martins acknowledged both Trump and Hillary Clinton are “flawed candidates.”

But at the same time, steered the conversation back to his own qualities for office.

“Thankfully, I’ve always run as an individual. I’ve had the opportunity through elective office to take stances of different things and people know who I am, so I’ve been able to use that and show through experience that I listen, I work across the aisle, I get things done,” Martins said.

Martins pointed to his 2010 election to the Senate — when he narrowly defeated Democratic incumbent Craig Johnson — with Carl Paladino atop the Republican ticket for governor. Paladino is now the Trump campaign’s New York co-chairman.

“I oftentimes remind people I was elected in 2010 in a tough election cycle,” Martins said. “Governor Cuomo was at the top of the ticket for the Democratic Party and do you remember who was at the top of the Republican Party in 2010? Carl Paladino. And I won in my district because people trusted me to do the right thing when I got to the Legislature.”

Trump’s nomination could be a make or break moment for Republicans in New York, especially those running down ballot in races across Long Island and in the Hudson Valley.

Martins is running for the congressional seat being vacated by Democratic Rep. Steve Israel. He faces former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi.