Patricia Lopez

Political Editor | State and national politics
Phone: 651-2673-7028, cell: 612-599-2654
Patricia Lopez is the Star Tribune’s political editor, supervising coverage for state and national politics. Lopez started at the Star Tribune in 1992, as Minneapolis City Hall reporter. She moved to the state Capitol in 1994. Before becoming political editor, Lopez was the Star Tribune’s chief political reporter, covering the governor, U.S. Senate races and the state budget.

Recent content from Patricia Lopez

It's prime time for the versatile egg

Whether it's spring brunch or Easter breakfast, the egg suits the season far beyond scrambled and poached.

Updated: March 29, 2012, - 11:10 AM

May 28, 2005: State senator's son dies in Iraq

As a toddler, Matthew Lourey dreamed of flying one day. A picture of him as an adult as a Chief...

Updated: December 14, 2011, - 01:55 PM

Pawlenty tests out national message

Tim Pawlenty is on the road again, speaking to GOP groups as he tries to revitalize his party and his presidential prospects.

Updated: July 26, 2009, - 11:25 AM

The wait is agonizing for Coleman, Franken

The candidates and their staffs are keeping their phones close by because they know the ruling could come any day now, ending a seven-month odyssey.

Updated: June 24, 2009, - 11:27 PM

Unallotment scraps state campaign funding program

Common Cause Minnesota is looking at the elimination of the Political Contribution Refund program as a way to go to court over Gov. Pawlenty's plan to balance the budget.

Updated: June 23, 2009, - 02:41 PM

Stiff DFL resistance to Pawlenty cuts

Administration officials came under sharp questioning from DFL legislators over unallotment plans.

Updated: June 18, 2009, - 10:47 PM

DFLers call Pawlenty 'stubborn' on cuts

DFLers doubt a meeting Thursday will answer their concerns. The governor's office said the plan will save jobs.

Updated: June 18, 2009, - 11:25 AM

Pawlenty lays out budget shifts, cuts

The governor maps out a plan to offset the $2.675 billion deficit on his own. He calls the moves targeted and softened. DFLers say the cuts damage the state.

Updated: June 17, 2009, - 01:11 PM

Wide-open field for governor in 2010

Now that Tim Pawlenty has said he won't seek a third term, here's info to help you through the dust kicked up by all the people stepping in.

Updated: June 06, 2009, - 11:15 PM

Pawlenty says he won't run for third term

Gov. Tim Pawlenty said that he would not seek a third term — a move widely seen as the first step in a possible presidential run.

Updated: June 03, 2009, - 08:45 AM

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