Washington Post’s Erik Wemple:
As big a move as it is for the New York Times, it may be double for Politico, for Martin offers the sort of reporting that the site badly needs. In its short time on the planet, Politico has perfected fast-moving news and analysis pieces — reacting to strange statements and developments on Capitol Hill and elsewhere in the political universe and breaking its fair share of news stories, too.
Martin gave Politico a higher gear, however. In October 2011, for instance, he anchored a Politico team that scooped everyone on the story of sexual harassment accusations against Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain. Critics slighted the story for reliance on anonymous sources, but it held up as the media hopped on and dug deeper.