The National Republican Congressional Committee released a TV ad hitting New York Democrat Kathy Hochul for being a puppet of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

The 30-second spot, which went up Monday, includes a clip from an MSNBC interview where Hochul describes the House minority leader as having done a "great job for this country." The ad also paints independent Jack Davis, who is running on the Tea Party line, as a supporter of Pelosi.

The NRCC ad buy is close to $411,000, airing on broadcast and cable in Rochester and Buffalo's media markets, according to a GOP operative.

The ad's release came on the same day that Republican Jane Corwin's camp released a TV spot hitting Hochul for wanting to "cut Medicare and Social Security."