The Last New Jersey Reporter on Capitol Hill Just Got Laid Off

From a Washington Post story by Elahe Izadi headlined “The last New Jersey reporter on Capitol Hill just got laid off”:

Anyone elected to Congress from New Jersey in the past decade had Jonathan Salant watching their every move.

As Washington correspondent for the Newark-based Star-Ledger and several affiliated media outlets, Salant combed through campaign finance reports, monitored voting patterns and cornered congressmen in Capitol hallways to answer his questions. He broke the news about funding for a long-awaited tunnel and discovered that an incumbent with no chance of losing was spending millions in his reelection campaign.