Six Democratic candidates for the state Senate and two incumbents signed on to a pledge back by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that appears meant to hit a sweet spot for suburban voters: Bolster the state’s limit on property tax increases, protect the environment and have New York City pay its “fair share” of transit costs.

The pledge would bring along potential Democratic allies for the governor in the state Senate, including incumbents Todd Kaminsky and John Brooks as well as candidates Jim Gaughran, Lou D’Amaro, Monica Martinez, Kathleen Cleary, Kevin Thomas and Anna Kaplan to a platform that is strikingly similar to Cuomo’s: Fiscal produce, social liberalism and opposition to President Donald Trump.

Cuomo framed it as a way of outmaneuvering Republicans in the state Senate who are trying to cast Democrats as tax-and-spenders.

“They are panicked,” Cuomo said. “They’re going to lie. They’re going to spread fear.”

But the move could also be a way of Cuomo shoring up support within the narrowly divided Senate as an incoming class of freshman lawmakers could very well be at odds with his preferred direction for the state. Several winners of Democratic state Senate primaries in New York City have backed a single-payer health care bill, a measure that would have to gain support from moderate suburban lawmakers and upstate members as well as a range of immigration-related measures Republicans have used to stoke opposition outside of the five boroughs.

So if Democrats do win control, and the margin remains a narrow one, having a bumper crop of moderates mixed with self-identified socialists could be a sticky wicket or a chance to broaden the tent in a complicated state for the party.

Republicans are skeptical it can even work with voters.

“It all comes down to simple math and simple physics,” said Senate GOP spokesman Scott Reif. “You can’t hold the line on taxes and spending when you’re calling for creation of a new government-run health care system that would double the size of the state budget and cost taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars more than they already pay. Once the Democrat socialists from New York City get to Albany, Long Island won’t stand a chance. Anyone who takes this pledge seriously will get exactly what they deserve. Only Senate Republicans will cut taxes, protect schools and deliver Long Island’s fair share.”

Democrats are expected to make gains in November amid what activists are calling a “blue wave” — a term Cuomo pointedly rejected. He insisted voters are motivated not by electing a party, but rejecting Trumpism.

“It’s not a blue wave. That says it’s partisan and it’s political,” he said. “It’s not partisan and it’s not political. It’s not a wave. It’s millions of offended Americans. It’s millions of scared, angry people — millions of people saying what happened to my country? What happened to my America? What happened to my values?”

It’s a tone Cuomo may carry forward elsewhere in the state as he seeks a third term this November.