Apple’s CEO lunched with Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), one of Washington’s tech-savviest pols.
Cue the videotape:
From Mark Warner’s Wikipedia page:
In the early 1980s, he served as a staffer to U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT). He later used his knowledge of federal telecommunication law and policies as a broker of mobile phone franchise licenses, making a significant fortune. As founder and managing director of Columbia Capital, a venture capital firm, he helped found or was an early investor in a number of technology companies, including Nextel. He co-founded Capital Cellular Corporation, and built up an estimated net worth of more than $200 million. As of 2012, he was the wealthiest U.S. Senator.
My take: Mark Warner is a good guy for Tim Cook to cultivate, especially if the Senate changes hands this fall.
UPDATE: Politico reports that Cook was spotted Monday night having dinner at an M Street eatery with Gary Cohn, the former Goldman Sachs COO who served as Trump’s top economic advisor until his resignation last week.