From the Morning Memo:

Democratic congressional candidate Francis Conole on Thursday reported raising more than $100,000 in the days following his entrance into the race.

Conole’s campaign said the majority of the contributions came from small-dollar donors.

“I’m deeply humbled by the outpouring of grassroots support in these first few days of our campaign, and I’m dedicated to using my experience, growing up in our community and serving our country, to find real solutions that support the people of Central New York,” Conole said.

Conole, a member of a prominent political family in central New York, is running for the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Rep. John Katko in the Syracuse-area district. Dana Balter, the Democratic nominee in 2018, is also running again.

“Fundraising numbers like these in just four days is a clear indication that people believe it is time for new leaders in Washington and are ready to join Francis Conole’s mission to rebuild Central New York’s middle class,” said Will Van Nuys, Conole’s campaign manager.