Democratic congressional candidate Anthony Brindisi on Friday released the first two TV ads of his campaign touting both his independence and efforts to bring jobs to the Mohawk Valley region.

In one of the ads, Brindisi re-affirms his pledge to not support Rep. Nancy Pelosi for another term as the Democratic leader. In another, Brindisi’s children get a starring role, who say that he worked with both Democrats and Republicans for job-creation efforts.

The ads touch on some basic themes: Jobs for upstate New York in the 22nd congressional district and a distancing by Brindisi from Albany, where he has served as a state Assembly member.

“I’ve never been afraid to take on my own party when I think they’re wrong and I reach across the aisle to bring Democrats and Republicans together to actually get things done,” Brindisi says. “I think it’s time for new leadership on both sides of the aisle in Washington and that’s why I won’t support Nancy Pelosi.”

Brindisi is running against first-term Republican Claudia Tenney in the 22nd congressional district, which stretches from the Mohawk Valley to the Southern Tier region.

The race is considered one of several battleground House districts in upstate New York.