From the Morning Memo:

Democratic congressional candidate Roger Misso announced Thursday he would not take donations from fossil fuel companies in his bid for the 24th congressional district in central New York.

Misso has also pledged to reject support from corporate political action committees and lobbyists.

“We are proud to be the first completely grassroots campaign in NY-24. Central New Yorkers deserve a member of Congress who will lead by example,” Misso said. “By rejecting money from corporate PACs, lobbyists, and the fossil fuel industry, we are fighting to end the corrupting influence of money in politics.”

Rejecting donations from monied interests has gain steam within the Democratic Party and with candidates, especially in the presidential nominating contest where candidates have vowed to reject aid from super PACs.

Misso and 2018 candidate Dana Balter are both competing for the nomination next year to unseat Republican Rep. John Katko.