From the Morning Memo:

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone’s re-election campaign on Tuesday is set to announce a pair of endorsements from a neighboring county official and an environmental organization.

Bellone, who is seeking a third term this November, is being backed by Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman. The endorsement from Schnirman is the all more the pointed given Bellone’s Republican opponent is his own county’s comptroller, John Kennedy.

“Steve Bellone is delivering for Suffolk County with a record of smart, data-driven leadership,” Schnirman said in a statement.

“He’s a relentless voice of reform for residents, and I look forward to continuing our partnerships to move all of Long Island forward. I encourage everyone to join me in supporting County Executive Bellone in November.”

Meanwhile, Bellone was also endorsed by the New York League of Conservation Voters. In a statement, the organization’s president Julie Tighe pointed to his work on clean water issues.

“As Suffolk County Executive, Steve Bellone has fought for the environment and public health,” she said.

“Water is the lifeblood of Suffolk County. Bellone spearheaded the revitalization of the County’s waterways by working to replace failing septic systems and expanding the municipal sewer system. He also led the State in taking on plastic bag use – one of NYLCV’s top priorities. Moving forward, he will lead on climate change by certifying Suffolk county as a Climate Smart Community. That’s why we are proud to endorse County Executive Bellone for reelection and urge Suffolk County voters to cast their ballot for him this fall.”

Suffolk County could be a bellwether for either party ahead of next year’s elections. Bellone is a Democrat, but the county in 2016 backed President Donald Trump’s election. But since then, two large suburban counties, Nassau and Westchester, elected Democratic county executives.