Coming to a State Near You?


Capital, a website covering political news in New York is being re-branded as Politico New York.

The re-brand is taking place about a year after the New York site was purchased by Politico, the web based political news machine that has changed the way politics is covered in Washington, D.C.

The re-brand in New York is also part of the rollout of a plan to expand coverage to states across the country and in Europe. New Jersey and Florida are next. The Politico operation in Brussels, Belgium is scheduled to go live next week.

It appears to be only a matter of time before the company has at least a partnership, if not a dedicated site, in every state. Sites like CT News Junkie and the Connecticut Mirror could be on the Politico radar screen for partnerships. Long time Connecticut Capitol reporters could be on a recruiting list.

ICYMI – Former Hartford Courant reporter Carrie Budoff-Brown has been deployed to Brussels for  Politico’s European start-up. Mike Allen, the former New York Times reporter based in Hartford, is Politico’s chief White House correspondent and author of the daily tip sheet Playbook – considered a must read in Washington, D.C. and a model the company is trying to replicate in states across the country.