From the Morning Memo:

Democratic state Senate candidate Laura Ahearn, running for the seat held by longtime Republican Sen. Kenneth LaValle, is racking up a series of labor union endorsements in her bid.

Ahearn’s campaign on Friday is set to announce her backing from the Nassau-Suffolk Building Trades Council, a nod that has dovetailed with the backing of other unions, including the Steamfitters Local 638 and IBEW Local 25.

“The Building & Construction Trades Council of Nassau and Suffolk Counties are pleased to inform you that we have endorsed your candidacy for State Senate in the 1st district,” said Nassau-Suffolk Building Trades Council President Matthew Aracich in the endorsement announcement. “Members of the Executive Board had extensive discussion, and when put to a vote, not a single voice raised opposition.”

The early days of Ahearn’s bid has seen some fundraising success. She has raised $70,886 so far a month into the campaign.

“I’m excited and humbled by the early support our campaign has received from individuals, unions and organizations who want me to go to Albany to fight for Suffolk County families,” she said in a statement.

“I’ve dedicated my life to protecting and fighting for our most vulnerable through my non-profit, The Crime Victims Center, Parents for Megan’s Law, my law practice where I represent victims of violent crime, or the work I’ve done supporting and drafting local, state and federal legislation to strengthen community and victim’s rights and give law enforcement and prosecution the tools they need to succeed. I’m excited to take my experience to Albany to continue fighting for families and ensuring Suffolk County gets its fair share from Albany.”