Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Dorgan Wants to Focus on Energy Policy in the Private Sector

Senator Byron Dorgan announced he will not pursue another term in the Senate, a reversal of his stated plans. His letter stated a number of interests he wishes to pursue, including working in the private energy sector.

Which firm will land his talents? Will it be a lobbying group, trying to impact energy policy? Will it be an American branded multinational producer or a private equity firm with an energy focus?

The Carlyle Group has a history of landing red & blue branded ex-politicians. Might joint venture partner Riverstone Holdings seeks Dorgan's services? Or will it be Al Gore's Generation Investment Management or Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers? Lots of choices for an ex-Senator.