From the Morning Memo:

The Hotel Trades Council this week is launching a six-figure radio ad buy boosting Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s bid for a third term.

The spot touts Cuomo’s achievements on gun control, an increase in the minimum wage to $15 and paid family leave.

“He’s standing up to Washington, protecting a woman’s right to choose, defending access to health care and fighting against tax cuts for billionaires,” the ad’s narrator says. “As our last line of defense, don’t forget to vote for the first name on your ballot: Andrew Cuomo.”

The spot will air on prominent New York City-area radio stations WINS, WCBS, WFAN, WBLS, WLIB.

The union has been a key political ally for Cuomo and has a vaunted voter contact operation. HTC during the Democratic primary had backed Cuomo’s campaign with a radio and digital effort as well as direct voter advocacy.

HTC has also been playing a prominent role in a separate effort to elect Democrats to key battleground House races in New York. Its political action committee this month began airing TV ads meant to play a role in unseating Republican Reps. John Faso, Claudia Tenney and John Katko among others around the state.