From the Morning Memo:

Another potential candidate has entered the fray in New York’s 27th Congressional District.

Attorney Beth Parlato says she has been exploring a campaign for several months and will make a decision about whether or not to run soon. Parlato has technically campaigned before as a former judge in the small town of Darien.

She also occasionally does commentary for Fox News, typically on issues involving women, moms and family.

“I have a voice and it’s a new voice,” Parlato said. “Conservative women are underrepresented in Congress.”

She said right now there are only 13 conservative women in the House of Representatives and that number is dwindling. When it comes to fighting for “traditional family values” and against issues like abortion, she believes it’s important to have women who are not liberal in the room.

Parlato said she wants to lead the fight against the socialism movement in America, currently pushed by new members of Congress like New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

“I’m the antithesis of AOC,” she said.

So far only current Republican state Sen. Chris Jacobs has officially entered the NY-27 race. Parlato said in the state’s reddest district, she believes whoever wins the primary will win the election, and she fully expects state Senator Rob Ortt, Erie County

Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw, and potentially Assemblyman Steve Hawley to enter, as well.

“My goal is to set myself apart from however many men jump into this race,” she said.

Parlato said a potential primary won’t impact her decision about whether or not to run but she paused briefly when asked about recent Medal of Honor recipient David Bellavia who has not decided if he wants to be a candidate.

“I respect his service, but at this point no (it won’t affect my decision). If I enter this race I’m going to be in 115 percent,” she said.

Parlato also serves on the board of Moms for America, a conservative leaning 501C-3 organization. The group is holding a rally for Gold Star Moms on Independence Day with actor Jon Voight as the keynote speaker.