From the Morning Memo:

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul added several endorsements by Harlem politicos on Wednesday.

Notable figures include NAACP New York President Dr. Hazel Dukes and former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, along with former Congressman Charlie Rangel, State Senator Brian Benjamin, Assemblywoman Inez Dickens, Assemblyman Al Taylor, and Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez.

Among New York focused issues like $15 minimum wage, paid family leave and the Excelsior Scholarship Program, the politicians made note of Hochul’s support of the SAFE Act, noting, “She has stood up to the NRA which has resisted even the most common-sense reforms.”

As a member of Congress and Erie County clerk, Hochul had received an “A” rating from the NRA.

With New Yorkers rights at stake from the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress, Kathy is proud that New York is fighting back. New York has stood up to Donald Trump to denounce the influence of white nationalists, defend voting rights from Trump’s justice department, and protect immigrant families from Trump’s inhumane family separation policy and out-of-control deportation force.

Hochul has successfully garnered national endorsements from the likes of former presidential candidate Hilary Clinton and former vice president of the United States Joe Biden, as well as key green lights from the state Democratic Party and women’s groups, i.e. Emily’s List and Planned Parenthood.

However, the race for the lieutenant governor nomination remains up in the air.

Hochul is currently embroiled in a battle over finances with her opponent, Brooklyn New York City Councilman Jumanne Williams, who recently cross endorsed with actress turn gubernatorial candidate, Cynthia Nixon. For the past several weeks, Hochul’s campaign has railed against Williams, first for his failure to submit campaign finance disclosure report to the Board of Elections on time—owed to a technical issue—then taking issue with several campaign contributions over the BOE limit, which the Williams campaign insisted would be returned.

Hochul has even gone as far as to release an attack ad on her opponent, highlighting the City Councilman’s debt and foreclosure of a former business venture. The video ad prompted a Williams-Nixon response, dubbing Hochul’s effort in line with “racial dog whistling and poor shaming.”

In September, Hochul faces Williams in a Democratic primary. As of July’s BOE filings, her campaign war chest boasts over $1.2 million dollars to assist in her re-election bid.