November 2nd, 2007
01:04 PM ET
11 years ago

Clinton picks up a key New Hampshire endorsement

Clinton wins endorsement of State Sen. Lou D'Allesandro.

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (CNN) – State Sen. Lou' D'Allesandro endorsed Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, for president Friday, on the last day for candidates to file for the Granite State primary.

"In my opinion, the person who can do the job as the next president of the
United States is Hillary Clinton," D'Allesandro said before a large crowd of voters, many of whom were disabled. "She brings to this campaign a sincere interest in all of the items that we’re concerned about."

The battle for D'Allesandro's stamp of approval, known in Granite State politics as "Courting Lou," is a significant win for Clinton. D'Allesandro is well-respected and in his fifth term in the state Senate.

- CNN New Hampshire Producer Sareena Dalla

Filed under: Hillary Clinton • New Hampshire
soundoff (25 Responses)
  1. Chris, Middletown, CT

    Did you see that he slipped during his endorsement and said "In my opinion, the person who can do the job as the next president is the
    Marixist Hillary Clinton – Saul Alinskys girl" – embarassing...albeit truthful

    November 2, 2007 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  2. Jim

    "His 1992 endorsement of Bill Clinton paid handsome dividends, gaining him four invitations to the Clinton White House. He holds up a recent photograph of Mrs Clinton standing between him and his wife. It is signed: “Thanks for your friendship. All the best – Hillary.”

    Just another politician, returning favors. The chips are out, and now they are being cashed.

    November 2, 2007 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  3. john williams san diego, ca.

    a five term Liberal State Senator from,are you ready, NEW HAMPSHIRE endorses Hillary...let the coronation begin

    November 2, 2007 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  4. BCNU purple state, usa

    Great picture. She looks like a mafia don, it's "The Godmutha" ... say Norman, you're late on your payments, let's discuss some bizzness.

    November 2, 2007 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  5. Ron, TX

    Very typical of CNN. Obama just released a new plan that promises to FUNDAMENTALLY change foreign policy. Instead of covering that, the CNN political ticker is all the rage with hot new Clinton gossip! Which way is the wind blowing today?! Guess what Hillary said about women! Clinton doesn't like Bush!

    November 2, 2007 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  6. DJ, VT

    Go Hillary!
    You can take the heat, your skin looks great considering it extends through your entire being. Those girly-man types use only makeup to thicken their silky soft exteriors. Obama's pulling the gender card speaks volumes about his emerging panic mode. If he doesn't consider that offensive, what other low-handed stuff will he pull. Stay tuned.

    November 2, 2007 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  7. RuthieM

    Humpf, and so where was the Obama endorsement by the Mayor of Durham, NC yesterday or day before, or the long list of Alderman endorsements for Obama?

    November 2, 2007 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  8. Tom, New York, NY

    Way to go Hillary... stick to your plan of talking about the issues and away from the attacks and negativity of your colleagues and these endorsements will keep coming your way....Obama announced one today as ex-Senate member who was not worth anything while he was in the Senate and was not well respected (well, maybe except outside his own state) and was well known for his own evasiveness ......oh well... they are all the same....

    November 2, 2007 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  9. TheInsider

    Yeah, where are all those ALDERMEN? Guess that's a big endorsement when your campaign is looking like the last hour of, "TITANIC"...

    November 2, 2007 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  10. Dazed and Confused

    RuthieM: You can't be serious. The Mayor of Durham, NC. Wow! And a whole bunch of aldermen. Oooh! And CNN is wasting its time on this influential state senator from all-important New Hampshire. Go figure!

    November 2, 2007 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  11. KJ, CA

    CNN – This is getting sooooooooo tiresome. I personally know of a whole bunch of State Senators from California who have endorsed Barack Obama. Where was the article then? One of the State Senators in CA who has endorsed Barack is the majority leader and Hispanic – isn't that newsworthy on your radar if this endorsement is? Oh yea – sorry, I keep forgetting that CNN now stands for the "Clinton News Network".. all Clinton, all the time.

    Some day real and fair news reporting will return... someday...

    November 2, 2007 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  12. Lucille Hanover, NH

    Who cares what endorsements she get it will come down to the individual who votes and I will vote for Obama.

    November 2, 2007 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  13. Kelsey Hamilton-Layer, Kentucky

    Hillary, I started with you last year! I had the only bumper sticker in Louisville, Kentucky that said CLINTON 2008 "Remember the surplus?" I am with you till the day I see you sworn in. Then and only then will I begin to feel that we really are on the "Wings of Morning" again! I can't wait!!! You took the pot shots like a champ... YOU GO!

    November 2, 2007 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  14. MARYANN Oswego IL

    HILLARY you go girl....not once did you lose your cool during the debate . You are by far the best role model for all of the 2008 candidates for PRESIDENT of THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

    November 2, 2007 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  15. Brad, Stockton, CA

    Endorsements are the crutches of the uninformed; no intelligent person should allow an endorsement to affect his or her decision.

    November 2, 2007 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  16. Bea, Hoboken, NJ

    Did you see that he slipped during his endorsement and said "In my opinion, the person who can do the job as the next president is the
    Marixist Hillary Clinton – Saul Alinskys girl" – wow…how embarassing…albeit truthful

    Posted By Chris, Middletown, CT : November 2, 2007 2:04 pm

    Chris, when are you going to give it up??? You're driving us crazy with the constant harping on Alinsky. How many of us have to tell you that she wrote a thesis on him, but was never his student?

    November 2, 2007 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  17. jim Scottsdale AZ

    The Woman has already been in the White House and could not control her Husband, gave up her integrity for a shot to run the Empire she has no pride, just ambition.

    These elections are a page out of People magazine. What a joke

    November 2, 2007 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  18. Russell NC

    How could Hillary possibly be President and keep her eye on Bill and the Interns at the same time?

    November 2, 2007 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  19. jacob,nyc,ny

    I think all Clinton news network is doing is its job of reporting its news. Who doesn't remember 2004? I vividly recall I had a believe Dean was gonna winn till I heard scream!!!!!
    Now can not wait to her a woman scream and keep both for some history!
    Go Obama!

    November 2, 2007 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  20. Paul, Benoni, South Africa

    Could it be the case of an old wind bag gets endorsed by another?

    November 2, 2007 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  21. Laura -Tulsa OK

    She brings to this campaign a sincere interest in all of the items we're concerned about.

    but she doesn't have any executive experience compared with fmr Mayor Giuliani who excelled at lowering crime and reducing violence; and fmr. Gov Romney who reduced taxes while still increasing revenue for Mass. and successfully turned around a bankrupt organization .

    Hillary has no leadership experience.

    November 2, 2007 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  22. Tim, Omaha, NE

    Honestly, does the fact some local/state/federal politician or a union or a celebrity for that matter, influence your vote?

    Are you more influenced by what they want you to think or do you stand for what you believe?

    I don't care who endorses who, I will vote for the candidate whose positions are closest to mine. I also refuse to be a lemming and vote party line.

    November 2, 2007 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  23. MH, Fredericksburg, VA

    "Clinton?" "Colbert? "Clinton?" "Colbert?" Do I choose the one that has no ethics and no integrity; or, do I choose the clown?
    The clown would win; at least I could go to sleep laughing as opposed to going to sleep distressed that the country was being bilked by a shyster and her gigolo.

    November 3, 2007 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  24. Karen,ny

    Glad for you Hillary.

    November 3, 2007 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  25. Darrel @Lone Rock Iowa

    What a sham! Courting Hillary Rodham Clinton! Any no Brainer could tell you that her interest have nothing to do with working class AMERICA .. That being said who needs her. She Has big interest/ Pork Barrel Projects/ Tax and spend/ Canada style health care/ and what more do you want?
    Wake up AMERICA we need change and clintons don't make the grade. Unless F for flunk is what your after Slick Willy (Monica Lover) and the like then let us sweep them under the rug. After all it is better than what they have coming!!
    Vote Independant in 08 so you can select the right person for the job. The old Dem and repos are history and they don't even know it. We need change and it won't come untill by the people and for the people is what our elected officaials are all about.
    Have a Happy turkey day!!
    Indepandant from Iowa!!

    November 19, 2007 11:32 pm at 11:32 pm |