Governor Andrew Cuomo later this month will be the virtual host for a fundraiser in a race for a key state Senate district. 

Cuomo is backing Democratic state Sen. Jim Gaughran's bid for a second term in the 5th Senate district on Long Island, a seat that was key for Democrats to win majority control of the chamber two years ago. 

Long Island Senate seats are often seen as bellwethers for broader state legislative races in the fall and are often a focal point for maintaining power in the chamber.

An invitation to the event, scheduled for October 19, says it will be the "last major" fundraising event for Gaughran of the campaign season.

"Under Governor Cuomo’s leadership, we kept fighting and we flattened the curve.  We worked together to open testing sites in the district, delivered PPE to our local hospitals and connected thousands of constituents with protections and benefits they’re entitled to," the invitation states. "With your support we can continue that partnership and keep moving New York forward."

Tickets range from $50 to $5,000.