It’s that time of year when everyone in the process emails around CATECOMM’s annual legislative aide study — even the clients he’s working against. It’s a must-read perennial reminder for advocacy groups and coalitions to not send spam form emails or do other dumb things that don’t work.
But this year, something special happened and Kevin Cate gave me the heads up last night — FloridaPolitics.com is about to overtake SayfieReview.com as the most-read political news website by lawmakers. We tied Justin’s aggregator this year, and we’ve been on a huge curve up since the study began five years ago.
The top five overall go-to news outlets for lawmakers goes like this:
— Local TV News
— Local Print Newspapers
— Local Print Newspapers Online
— FloridaPolitics.com, Sayfie Review, and POLITICO Florida (tied)
— News Service of Florida
To give you an idea of how far we’ve come, compare the 2013 survey results…
… with this year’s results:
And we get our numbers without the benefit of being linked to by Marc Caputo‘s Playbook or Sayfie Review.
The full results will be released Tuesday. Stay tuned for a full recap.