Advocate reporter named one of Louisiana, the country’s top political writers _lowres

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Visitors to the Louisiana State Capitol enjoy a spectacular view of Baton Rouge from the observation deck of the tallest capitol in the United States, Monday, Dec. 22. Situated on the 27th floor, the observation deck overlooks the city of Baton Rouge at a height of 350 feet

The Washington Post on Tuesday named The Advocate’s Elizabeth Crisp one of the best state capitol reporters in Louisiana and the country.

The newspaper asked readers to name the best statehouse reporters focused on governors and state lawmakers.

The results were announced on the Post’s “GovBeat” blog.

The Post also named Melinda Deslatte, a political reporter for the Associated Press, on its list.

Crisp, an Arkansas native, has previously covered the Missouri and Mississippi legislatures.

Follow Elizabeth Crisp on Twitter @elizabethcrisp. For more coverage of Louisiana state government and politics, follow our Politics blog at http://blogs.theadvocate.com/politicsblog .