Democratic congressional candidate John Plumb in a newly released TV ad on Monday pushed back against criticism from Republican Rep. Tom Reed over his ties to upstate New York.

“I was born and raised here,” Plumb says in the ad. “My family has been in western New York for four generations.”

The Reed campaign has knocked Plumb for his work in the Obama administration, calling him “DC John Plumb.”

But Plumb, a naval reserve officer, pointed in the ad to his military service taking him away from New York over the years.

“As anyone who has ever served knows, when the orders come, you go where they tell you,” Plumb says in the ad. “If Congressman Reed thinks that means western New York isn’t my home, he’s dead wrong.”

Reed’s campaign rebutted the ad in a statement, noting that in a Capital Tonight interview Plumb didn’t firmly commit to staying in New York should he lose the congressional race this November.

“DC John Plumb just moved to New York last year to further his political career, yet he refuses to commit to living in New York after November 8th,” said Amy Hasenberg, Tom Reed for Congress Spokeswoman. “Why is Plumb refusing to commit to living in New York? Clearly, DC John Plumb does not care about our communities. This is just another example of John Plumb choosing Washington over New York.”