Ricardo Lopez

Reporter | Politics and government
Phone: 651-925-5044
Ricardo Lopez covers all aspects of Minnesota politics, the state budget, the administration and state agencies.

Recent content from Ricardo Lopez

GOP rethinks strategy after losing statewide offices

Despite its House victories, the party says it needs new strategy to capture state’s top offices.

Updated: November 08, 2014, - 10:24 PM

DFLers Otto, Swanson hold onto auditor, AG jobs; Simon wins secretary of state

The secretary of state post as overseer of elections has been at the forefront of high-stakes U.S. Senate and gubernatorial election recounts in 2008 and 2010.

Updated: November 05, 2014, - 09:05 AM

Dayton, Johnson make final arguments in final debate

Dayton, Johnson stick to their respective narratives in last debate ahead of the election.

Updated: November 01, 2014, - 06:58 AM

DFL bus tour seeks to drive a midterm turnout

Party launches bus tour to rally support in strongholds, hoping to combat a sharp drop-off in nonpresidential elections.

Updated: October 30, 2014, - 05:32 AM

Experts question MNsure average rate increase of 4.5 percent

Republicans say premium increases are much higher than Gov. Dayton reported.

Updated: October 24, 2014, - 04:42 PM

Republicans focus on ground game to win seats in November

Minnesota Republicans have a get-out-the-vote effort aimed at combating the Democrats’ field office edge.

Updated: October 21, 2014, - 05:38 AM

Policy, personality split Minnesota governor candidates

Personal questions and fresh topics enliven latest Dayton, Johnson debate.

Updated: October 19, 2014, - 09:24 PM

N.J. Gov. Christie comes to Minnesota for GOP candidates

Christie, a possible presidential candidate, stumped for gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson and Mike McFadden, who's running against Sen. Al Franken.

Updated: October 13, 2014, - 08:05 PM

IP congressional candidate sees uphill battle outside of norm

Paula Overby said the Second District campaign has “been an enormous learning experience.”

Updated: October 11, 2014, - 10:36 PM

Dayton seeks to clarify gas tax remark from Moorhead debate

Wholesale gas tax is just one option, governor said, after Republican challenger seized on comment.

Updated: October 09, 2014, - 10:32 PM

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