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Matt Drudge Hires Washington Times Columnist Charles Hurt

Drudge Report, picking up its game before heading into the 2012 elections, has added Charles Hurt, Washington Times columnist and former D.C. bureau chief for the New York Post to its small staff, according to our sister site FishbowlDC. Apparently Hurt’s move has been top secret: he quietly left his Post job three months ago, and still declines to comment on the move to Drudge.

But Drudge is certainly the place to get your point of view across. We’ve already written about how influential Drudge Report is — it drives more traffic than Facebook and Twitter. As political consultant Ron Bonjean told the Huffington Post, “Every Republican primary voter has The Drudge Report bookmarked on their internet browser.”

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