Several months ago, this space endorsed several candidates for federal and state office. The only metric was whether or not the candidate had some connection to the private equity market (my politics were completely left out of it – even though some hard-headed readers insisted otherwise). We’ve only got two of six remaining:
Chris Gabrieli — Out
Lost the Democratic primary for governor of Massachusetts.
Marc Holtzman — Out
Did not qualify for the Republican primary for governor of Colorado.
William Weld — Out
Pulled out of the Republican primary for governor of New York.
Andrea Silbert — Out
Lost the Democratic primary for Lt. Governor of Massachusetts.
Still a viable candidate for U.S. Senate from Connecticut. Is a PE-backed entrepreneur whose wife is a partner with Oak Investment Partners.
The vFinance co-founder is a newly-viable candidate for U.S. Congress in Florida. He was facing a steep uphill battle, until incumbent Mark Foley was busted for inappropriate communications with teenage pages.