From the Dept’ of Good Things to Good People: POLITICO’s Jonathan Martin joins The New York Times

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POLITICO’s Jonathan Martin, who has been with the publication since its earliest days, is leaving for the New York Times.

Martin will become the paper’s new national political correspondent, a storied position once held by the legendary R. W. Apple.

As the national political correspondent, expect to read a lot from Martin on Florida’s 2014 gubernatorial election and how two of its favorite sons — Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio — jockey in the 2016 presidential race.

In an email (via Mike Allen), Martin said, “Politico hasn’t just been a workplace for me over the last six-and-a-half years — it has been a second family. … [The Times wants] me to infuse my writing with the sort of political history that has captivated me since my parents dragged my brother and I to too many museums, battlefields and George Washington-slept-here markers to recall.”

The Times has been looking to beef up its political coverage since the departure of Jeff Zeleny to ABC News.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.