Local news coverage on LittleSis

LittleSis got a great piece of press today in The Buffalo News. Business reporter Stephen Watson really “got” our site and explained it in a clear way to readers, too. The story references our Robert Hormats report and our health care project with the Huffington Post Investigative Fund, but also recognizes the larger context of the role of watchdog sites.

Here’s an excerpt:

By bringing these relationships to the public’s attention, LittleSis and other citizen-watchdog Web sites are filling a need, proponents said.

“The fact of the matter is many people in Congress have strong ties to, and relationships with, powerful corporations, lobbyists and special interests. And the public should know about them by whatever means possible,” said Dave Levinthal, a Buffalo native and spokesman for the Center for Responsive Politics, which operates Open- Secrets.org.

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