Allison Sherry

Senior Political Correspondent | Washington D.C.
Phone: 202-383-6120
I arrived at the Strib in March 2014, though was already living in D.C. Previously, I was the one-man bureau for the Denver Post. Before my beltway arrival in January 2011, I worked in the Denver newsroom covering an array of beats from health care to education, from poverty and the Great Recession to state politics.


Recent content from Allison Sherry

Minnesota GOP's Larson goes national

WASHINGTON – Jeff Larson has been called the silver bullet in Minnesota GOP politics, the smartest guy in the room,...

Updated: July 19, 2014, - 05:36 PM

Minnesota sweats projects that rely on federal highway fund

Martin Road, a six-mile stretch north of Duluth that needs to be repaved next year at a cost of $3.2 million, and hundreds of planned road projects in Minnesota could be put on ice if Congress doesn’t come up with even a temporary patch for the Trust Fund.

Updated: July 16, 2014, - 05:19 AM

Franken polishes public profile in his second run for Senate

The junior senator relies on ordinary Minnesotans — a small-business owner and a single mother, for example — to make the case for what he says he has accomplished in Washington during his five years in office.

Updated: July 15, 2014, - 08:49 AM

GOP Senate candidate McFadden's first ad sparks 'groin gate'

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden’s first broadcast TV ad blossomed into what some in social media circles dubbed “groin...

Updated: July 12, 2014, - 05:49 PM

Minnesota inspires U.S. revamp of job training

State’s success in public, private partnerships is at heart of bill about to be law.

Updated: July 10, 2014, - 09:26 PM

June 12: Minn. food companies back group fighting federal nutrition standards

And the leaders of the legislation, which pushes for school districts to waive new lunch rules, have found financial support...

Updated: July 05, 2014, - 04:14 PM

Mom's letter inspires Obama middle class dialogue

President Obama will arrive in the Twin Cities around noon and speak at a town hall meeting shortly after 2 p.m. at Minnehaha Falls.

Updated: June 26, 2014, - 02:17 PM

Despite polls, Obama is in demand with DFL

Even as Democrats up for re-election elsewhere are distancing themselves from Washington, Minnesota DFLers have lobbied hard to get the president to come for a substantive policy trip.

Updated: June 24, 2014, - 09:50 PM

Obama visit Thursday will feature Minneapolis woman

President Obama will spend Thursday in the shoes of a Minneapolis mother who wrote him a compelling letter about her daily middle-class struggles.

Updated: June 24, 2014, - 07:19 AM

Capitol Hill gridlock leads Rep. Tim Walz to lose 85 pounds, get in shape

On New Year’s Day, the fiscal cliff averted thanks to both chambers’ predawn voting, Walz bought a journal and kept track of the food he was eating.

Updated: June 07, 2014, - 10:51 PM

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