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Who says US private equity people are all Republicans? The John Kerry campaign recently released a list of “business leaders” who are supporting the Kerry-Edwards ticket for the White House.

The list includes quite a few private equity honchos, including Texas Pacific Group's David Bonderman, who was quoted in the Wall Street Journal saying of President Bush: “[H]is policies are really terrible. And he had an opportunity to bring the country together … But for reasons only his psychiatrist would know, he's chosen to do just the opposite as president. He's turning out to be the worst president since Millard Fillmore – and that's probably an insult to Millard Fillmore.”

Other Kerry supporters:

Roger Altman, Evercore Partners

Brook Byers and John Doerr, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Timothy Collins, Ripplewood Holdings

John Fisher, Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Mark Gallogly, Howard Lipson and

Prakash Melwani, The Blackstone Group

Donald Gogel, Clayton Dubilier & Rice

Mark Gorenberg and Ann Winblad, Hummer Winblad

Venture Partners

Michael Granoff, Pomona Capital

Gerry Greenwald, Greenbriar Equity

Garrett Gruener, Alta Partners

Warren Hellman, Hellman & Friedman

Glenn Hutchins and Dave Roux,

Silver Lake Partners

James Johnson and Frank Pearl, Perseus

William Kennard and Arthur Levitt,

The Carlyle Group

Jerome Kohlberg, Kohlberg & Co.

Thomas Lee, Thomas H. Lee Co.

Vincent Mai, AEA Investors

Alan Patricof, Apax Partners

Richard Perry, Perry Capital

Steven Rattner, Quadrangle Group

Sandy Robertson, Francisco Partners

John Rogers, Ariel Capital Management

John Vogelstein, Warburg Pincus