From the Morning Memo:

A New York Republican in the White House will boon to GOP chances here in this state, a post-election report from Chairman Ed Cox concludes.

The report, released to county chairs this month, is bullish on the chances for the state party in the coming election cycles given Republican success this year.

Cox notes Republicans held all of their congressional seats while also fending off challenges from Democrats in both the 19th and 22nd congressional districts.

At the same time, Republicans in the state Senate could ultimately gain a seat in the chamber with the victory of Sen.-elect Chris Jacobs in western New York.

“Working together, we have accomplished so much, but our work is not done,” Cox wrote. “Now that we are on our way to making America great again, we are already looking toward 2017 and 2018 to defeat Bill de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo to make New York great again, too.”

The state committee became part of the broader Donald Trump for president effort, running a direct mail campaign in key swing states like Colorado, Ohio and Pennslyvania, the latter two of which Trump won.

The work done by the party in 2016 could benefit the GOP committee further down the road, Cox wrote.

“The key relationships we have cultivated over many years of hard work will be critical to us in this effort,” the report states. “With President Trump in the White House and our deep ties to key figures in national political organizations, our network is stronger and wider than ever. Thank you for your continued friendship and support of our unwavering commitment to make our nation and New York a better place to live, work and raise a family.”

Republicans still face steep odds in New York, given the strong Democratic enrollment advantage. No Republican has won statewide in New York since Gov. George Pataki won a third term in 2002.

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