From the Morning Memo:

President Donald Trump is invoked in the opening moments of a new TV ad being released Wednesday by Democratic Westchester County executive George Latimer, who has sought to link him to Republican incumbent Rob Astorino.

“It’s the Trump playbook and Rob Astorino copies every word,” the 30-second ad states, showing Astorino and Trump together on a mock version of “The Art of the Deal.”

The ad comes amid a heated battle for county executive in Westchester. Astorino, who is seeking a third term, has blasted Latimer for the $48,000 in taxes owed on a home owned by his wife, which Latimer has said has fallen into estate issues after the death of his mother-in-law.

Linking Astorino to Trump is likely part of a broader push to motivate Democrats to turnout to vote in the heavily Democratic county during an off-year race.

Latimer’s campaign this month released a poll showing a virtual tie in the race and a low popularity rating for the president.