Politico Expands Its New York Coverage

Purchases Capital New York website


Robert Allbritton, owner and publisher of political news website Politico, has purchased the Capital New York website that covers New York City news, Politico announced on Monday.

The move is the latest in a series of expansions for Allbritton's Politico, which covers political news in Washington DC and has become a serious challenger to traditional inside the beltway publications since it launched in 2007.

"I have very big ambitions for Capital: to do in New York what we did in Washington with Politico," Allbritton said in a statement.