Democratic congressional candidate Sean Eldridge on Friday released a robocall recorded by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

In the call, Clinton notes Eldridge’s support for Planned Parenthood (Eldridge sits on the group’s board) and push to increase the minimum wage nationally.

The word “independent” is used twice.

“Sean is a strong and independent voice for New Yorkers, and if you give him a chance, he’ll fight for you every day in Congress,” Clinton says in the call. “He has a record of giving back to the community and investing in local small businesses to help them create more jobs.”

Eldridge is trying to unseat Republican Rep. Chris Gibson in the 19th congressional district in the Hudson Valley.

A Time Warner Cable News/Siena College poll this week showed Gibson with a wide, 23-percentage point lead over Eldridge in the race, virtually unchanged from last month.

Clinton on Thursday recorded calls for two state Senate candidates in the same area: Sen. Terry Gipson and Democrat Justin Wagner.