From the Morning Memo:

Former Attorney General Bob Abrams on Tuesday will endorse Democratic candidate Letitia James.

“I am proud to support Tish James for Attorney General — she has the credentials, experience, ability, and independence to do an excellent job,” Abrams said in a statement.

“This office is more important today than at any time in its history. We need an Attorney General who will provide leadership and action in dealing with the disgraceful corruption that has permeated Albany, in protecting the environment, in standing up for consumers and investors, in defending a woman’s right to choose and enforcing the civil rights and liberties of all New Yorkers.”

Abrams, a Democrat, served as attorney general from 1979 to 1993.

James, the New York City public advocate, was the victor of a four-way Democratic primary for the attorney general nomination in September.

A formal endorsement will be held at a news conference at City Hall on Tuesday morning.

“From standing up to polluters, to protecting consumers from fraud, to taking on employment discrimination, and more, Bob Abrams’ record of achievement speaks for itself,” James said. “That work continues to this day, with the Attorney General’s Office committed to improving the lives of all New Yorkers. Our state is better for his years of service, and I am honored to earn his endorsement today.”

James faces Republican Keith Wofford in the November general election.