LAT puts Lauter on campaign beat

The Los Angeles Times has placed David Lauter in charge of the publication's 2016 presidential campaign. Currently the Washington bureau chief, Lauter is a great fit for the role, having already covered four presidential campaigns for the LA Times.

"We stand before you today to declare that @DavidLauter, @latimes/@chicagotribune DC buro chief will lead 2016 presidential campaign coverage," the LA Times Comms Dept announced on Twitter.

"Couldn't imagine a tougher - or menschier - competitor," reacts NYT's presidential campaign editor David Halbfinger.

Lauter responds, "Aw, gee. That's very sweet. I hope to live up to it."

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