New York Democrat Kathy Hochul touted her stance against illegal immigration and shot back at her GOP rival in her first TV ad of the special election.

Hochul had watched as Republican Jane Corwin released three TV ads in the opening weeks of the race to fill the 26th-district seat. Corwin's second TV ad, which went up last week, hit Hochul for voting to raise property taxes in "11 town budgets" when she was a Hamburg town councilwoman.

Hochul said that's what "you'd expect from an Albany politician."

"I led the fight against giving illegal immigrants driver's licenses," she said in the 30-second ad, which is airing districtwide on broadcast. Hochul also cites her efforts to stop a switch to new license plates and "get rid" of toll roads.