From the Morning Memo:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in a statement on Wednesday endorsed a unification of Democratic lawmakers in the state Senate.

The statement of support comes, though, after some liberals grumbled at Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s effort to flip Republican-held seats in the House of Representatives in upstate New York and Long Island, arguing the effort should be focused on the state Senate.

“Yesterday, I was pleased to join New York Democrats in the ‘New York Fights Back’ rally to protect our health care and advance a progressive economy that works for everyone, everyday, everywhere,” Pelosi said in the statement.

“Given the high stakes, I join my New York Democratic Congressional colleagues in urging all New York State Senate Democrats join the fight, and caucus and work together for New York’s working families.”

Pelosi joins a growing list of elected officials and liberal advocacy organizations pressuring the Independent Democratic Conference to form an alliance with their mainline Democratic counterparts and hand the party a working majority in the Senate.

The battle to reunify Democrats in the Senate was sparked in part by the addition of Brian Benjamin, who won a special election last month to fill a vacant seat and giving the party 32 enrolled members again the Senate.

“If we actually work together to make sure we are a progressive wall against these regressive policies, we would really be able to do much better,” said Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins. “I think the message is loud and clear. Everyone is understanding that we are stronger together and I’m sure the governor knows that too.”

“I was really happy that the minority leader decided to come here and not only obviously rally for congressional Democrats but say how important it was for Democrats to work together on the state level. I know the governor understands that, too.