DERRY, N.H. -- The Senate Republican leader endorsed John McCain today at a rally in Derry minutes ago.
Senator Ted Gatsas, a Manchester Republican, served as Senate President for a year in 2005-2006.
Gatsas had been close to former New York Governor George Pataki when he was a considering a run for president. He also was responsible for bringing Fred Thompson to the state for his first trip last summer.
- Globe reporter Bryan Bender contributed to this report from Derry.