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Massachusetts venture capitalist shuts down governor talk

Just two weeks ago, Massachusetts voters elected former healthcare executive Charlie Baker as their next governor. So, naturally, it’s time for The Boston Globe to begin speculating on who might run against Baker four years from now.

Among those floated in the story by Democratic Party sources was Jeff Bussgang, a 45 year-old venture capitalist and lecturer at Harvard Business School. He also recently helped out on the campaign for Seth Moulton, an Iraq war vet who is heading to Congress after beating out longtime Rep. John Tierney in the Democratic primary and a strong Republican candidate in the general election.

But Bussgang, a partner with Flybridge Capital Partners, insists he doesn’t want any part of it.

First Bussgang issued a Shermanesque statement via Twitter, before sending me the following message: “I care deeply about civic affairs but I love what I do and have no plans to do anything different.”

Sounds like Democrats will have to look elsewhere in 2018. Unless, of course, Bussgang opts to eat his words…

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