About the Bloggers -- Anita Kumar
Anita Kumar covers Virginia politics and government in the Richmond bureau of the Washington Post. A native Virginian, Anita grew up in Charlottesville and attended the University of Virginia (where she took at least one class taught by Larry Sabato). She spent a decade at the St. Petersburg Times in Florida, covering local, state and federal government and politics, including U.S. Senate races in 2004 and 2006. Prior to that, she worked or interned briefly at three small Virginia newspapers - the Daily Progress in Charlottesville, the Star-Exponent in Culpeper and the News & Advance in Lynchburg -- and the News & Record in Greensboro, N.C.