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

To lower gas prices, Franken proposes selling oil from reserves

GOP Sen. Norm Coleman's campaign disputes that the move would do much to ease pain at the pump.

Updated: July 28, 2008, - 07:44 PM

Pawlenty's stock soars in veepstakes

The word is that John McCain is nearing a decision on his running mate, and the governor gained ground.

Updated: July 23, 2008, - 11:43 PM

Franken campaign takes on sharper edge

With the advent of national campaign strategists, DFLer Al Franken is trying to put the focus squarely on Sen. Norm Coleman's record. Coleman's campaign called his opponent's latest TV effort an inaccurate attack ad.

Updated: July 21, 2008, - 09:49 PM

Franken amps up campaign tone with latest staff changes

John Edwards' former national spokesman has been added to the ranks. The campaign says it plans to engage Sen. Norm Coleman on the issues daily.

Updated: July 18, 2008, - 07:38 PM

Did Jesse Ventura shock the world? Not this time

Ventura said a Senate run would subject his family to undue media attention.

Updated: July 15, 2008, - 09:57 AM

Ventura will announce Senate race decision Monday

The former governor will make his plans known on "Larry King Live."

Updated: July 11, 2008, - 07:49 PM

Gov. Tim Pawlenty on his veep prospects

Gov. Tim Pawlenty tells reporters he's had no formal contact with the McCain campaign at the Saint Paul Hotel today.

Updated: July 10, 2008, - 08:25 PM

Franken files for U.S. Senate

Al Franken makes his candidacy official at the State Capitol in St. Paul today.

Updated: July 10, 2008, - 05:55 PM

Ventura is at ringside with political folding chair

If the former governor decides to run for U.S. Senate, it could turn into a battle royal.

Updated: July 09, 2008, - 11:30 PM

Pawlenty tamps down veep talk

Still, as John McCain brings his campaign to town, lots of eyes remain on the governor as a potential running mate.

Updated: June 18, 2008, - 08:54 PM

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