From the Morning Memo:

Democratic Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone is maintaining a fundraising advantage over Republican challenge John Kennedy.

Bellone is heading into the final stretch of the campaign with $1.6 million in cash on hand, his campaign said.

Kennedy, the county comptroller and Republican challenger, is holding $235,415 after reporting have raised $153,095.

Bellone is running for a third term in a county won by President Donald Trump in 2016, but could be considered a key suburban bellwether for either party heading into the 2020 election.