Conservative operatives pour $1M+ into new Capitol Hill news outlet


A group of prominent conservative operatives and businesspeople are dishing out more than $1 million to launch a new media company aimed at reaching conservative members of Congress and their staffers, sources told Axios.

Why it matters: The goal is to challenge established outlets covering Capitol Hill, including Punchbowl and Politico, with perspectives and insights that are catered specifically to conservatives.

State of play: The new outlet, called Washington Reporter, is being launched by Republican political consultants and former Hill staffers Garrett Ventry and Brian Colas, four sources familiar with the effort told Axios.

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