From the Morning Memo:

Democratic Assemblyman David Buchwald announced Sunday his campaign to succeed Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey in Congress.

Buchwald announced his campaign in a Twitter video with his wife.

“Today I announce that am running for NY-17 to serve as a member of Congress in the next election,” Buchwald said.

“I want to thank Congressmember Nita Lowey for her years of service, her integrity and for being a strong progressive voice against the dangerous extremism of Donald Trump. I pledge to continue her work with the same integrity, progressive vision and true blue Democratic values. This will not be an easy election, but I have never shied away from a fight.”

The Westchester County lawmaker gained some prominence this year when he sponsored a bill that allows congressional committees to access President Trump’s New York state tax returns.

Buchwald joins Mondaire Jones, who had launched a progressive challenge to Lowey prior to her retirement announcement last week.

Jones’s campaign reported raising more than $218,000 in the third fundraising quarter of the year. He would be the first openly gay black lawmaker to serve in Congress if elected.

But they are unlikely to be the last Democrats seeking the nomination for the northern New York City suburban seat. A range of Democratic elected officials have long been considered successors to Lowey, who was first elected to Congress in 1988.