Democrat Dan Maffei, who’s trying to win back his seat from the Republican who ousted him from it in 2010, Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle, was one of several New York congressional contenders boosted recently by brief visits from Bill Clinton.

Maffei is now up with a new TV ad touting his support from the former president.

It’s pretty straightforward, and also mentions his endorsement by the New York Times.

The press release announcing this ad trumpeted the fact that it’s a “positive” spot, which says a lot about the nature of the NY-24 race and the barrage of attack ads it has generated to date.