In case you missed it (I did, ’til just now), Jon Keller posted a remarkable quote from state party chairman Phil Johnston right before the convention, in the course of discussing rumors of last-minute changes to the 15% rule (emphasis mine):
Gabrieli is an anomaly because he didnât go through the caucus process, and if you didnât go through the caucus process then you may have a problem. I think it was the right thing to do. Chris kicks himself for not having gotten in earlier. He made a mistake. He shouldnât have entertained the idea of running for lieutenant governor. Heâd probably be the leading candidate now if heâd gone through the caucuses.