Larry Sabato is currently a Robert Kent Gooch Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia.

He has written over twenty books including Ovetime, the 2000 Election Thriller(Longman), which includes never-before-published stories, commentaries, and interviews by the key insiders and frontline witnesses to the 2000 presidential election.

His other books include Dangerous Democracy: The Battle Over Ballot Initiatives in America -- co-edited by Howard R. Ernst and Bruce A. Larson -- which provides a critical and balanced look into the initiative process; Dirty Little Secrets: The Persistence of Corruption in American Politics (Random House/Times Books); and Feeding Frenzy: How Attack Journalism Has Transformed American Politics (Free Press/Macmillian). He is also the author of the seven-volume Virginia Votes series chronicling all state elections, as well as many articles on national and state politics.

Dr. Sabato is the recipient of more than two dozen major scholarships, grants, and academic awards, including a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, and the 1993 Outstanding Professor Award from the Virginia State Council of Higher Education.