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Andy Barr Leaves Politico For Job Outside Journalism

Longtime Politico reporter Andy Barr has left the publication. His last day was Monday. We’re told he’s leaving journalism for a political job. Barr, who covers national politics, has worked at Politico since September 2008.

“I left Politico on very good terms,” Barr told FishbowlDC. “I was lucky to work with a lot of outstanding reporters and editors. Many of them are very good friends, and it was hard leaving a job with so many great people. I hope they continue to enjoy the amazing success I was lucky enough to be a part of and I am grateful for the many opportunities I was given there.”

Best wishes to Barr in whatever comes next.

Here’s his farewell letter to colleagues:

Hey – Wanted to let all of you know this is my last day at Politico. It’s been a great few years and I loved getting the opportunity to work here. I’ll follow up with details on a happy hour or something but for now just wanted to give you all my personal contact info. E-mail is BLANK my cell is BLANK.

– Andy

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