MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Revered New Hampshire state Senator Lou D'Allesandro endorsed Hillary Clinton today as he introduced her at a candidate forum here.
For several campaign cycles D'Allessandro, a Manchester Democrat, has been one of the most sought out endorsement for any Democrat running for president.
His endorsement today also puts to a close the long going political relationship he had with John Edwards. In 2004, D'Allesandro was Edwards's New Hampshire campaign chair, but out of a concern that Edwards was not committed to campaigning hard enough in New Hampshire he began to openly question whether or not he would endorse him again.
In an interview D'Allesandro said he took a lot of time and talked to his family in making his decision.
"I just believe she is the most prepared to lead," he said.
D'Allesandro said he made up his mind a week ago on a plane ride back from California where he visited a disabled friend.
"It all clicked then," he said.