Gov. Dannel Malloy announced his endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president on Sunday.
"This is a critical election for the future of our country," said Gov. Malloy. "I believe that Hillary Clinton has the right set of skills and experience to lead our country forward."
Malloy made the announcement Sunday while joined by Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, Attorney General George Jepson and Connecticut Democratic Party Chairman Nick Balletto.
Malloy called Clinton a "champion of everyday Americans and their families."
"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.," said Malloy.
In a statement to NBC Connecticut, the Connecticut Republican Party said:
"It's entirely fitting that Governor Malloy would endorse the least transparent and most partisan presidential candidate in history. Hillary Clinton has consistently avoided facing voters and the press, just as Governor Malloy has avoided listening to Connecticut taxpayers and small business owners who voiced their grave concerns with his budget."