From the Morning Memo:

New York City Council Carlos Menchaca has received the endorsement of three state lawmakers in his bid for re-election as he faces a primary bid from Assemblyman Felix Ortiz.

Menchaca is being backed by Assemblywoman Jo Ann Simon, Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou and Sen. Velmanette Montgomery.

“Carlos has been a strong advocate for working families and seniors. As Trump threatens our core values, Carlos has been at the forefront of key battles to take on wrong-headed, racist, and misogynist policies and rhetoric,” Simon said.

“I am ready to continue championing our Democratic values together, and strongly endorse him for re-election.”

Niou, a freshman lawmaker who represents lower Manhattan, praised Menchaca as a “progressive champion.”

“As someone who also represents a district rich in diversity, I have watched Carlos unite the community and deliver for every constituency,” she said. “I look forward to working with him to keep giving our communities a voice.”

And Montgomery pointed to the councilman’s record on local education issues.

“I look forward to our continued partnership to improve our industrial waterfront economy, to create a Harbor Middle School, to continue working alongside organizations like UPROSE to create opportunities for our youth and supporting the Red Hook Community Justice Center to break the cycle of mass incarceration,” she said.

Ortiz, a Brooklyn state lawmaker, became the latest member of the Legislature to launch a bid for local office this year, an off-cycle year for members of the Senate and Assembly.

Ortiz and Menchaca face each other in a Sept. 12 primary.