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Gov. Malloy endorses Hillary Clinton for President

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HARTFORD –Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy announced his endorsement of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 race for the White House.

Malloy made the announcement at a Democratic Party event at 1 p.m. Sunday.

The event was to kick off the 2015 municipal election season at the state Democratic Party headquarters on Arbor Street in Hartford.

“This is a critical election for the future of our country,” Gov. Malloy said in a statement. “I believe that Hillary Clinton has the right set of skills and experience to lead our country forward.”

Clinton announced her candidacy for president in April.

“Throughout her career, Hillary has been a champion of everyday Americans and their families,” Malloy added. “I am confident that she is the best candidate to build on our economic recovery and strengthen the middle class. I am proud to give my full support to Hillary Clinton, and I look forward to working hard to make sure she is elected President.”

Clinton was Secretary of State 2009 to 2003, under President Obama. She was a U.S. Senator from New York from 2001-2009 and she was also First Lady while her husband, Bill Clinton was in office.