Ricardo Lopez

Reporter | Politics and government
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Ricardo Lopez covers all aspects of Minnesota politics, the state budget, the administration and state agencies.

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Unions will play key role in Dayton re-election bid

Gov. Mark Dayton is working hard to court union support. GOP opponent Jeff Johnson says Dayton has gone overboard

Updated: September 23, 2014, - 12:50 PM

Minnesota Poll: Majority say state economy doing better

A majority said personal finances stayed the same.

Updated: September 16, 2014, - 12:04 PM

Republican Jeff Johnson proposes private audit of state agencies

GOP candidate says state agencies can be run better.

Updated: September 14, 2014, - 12:24 AM

Minnesota clergy group 'ISAIAH' mobilizing for election season

A coalition of progressive religious leaders says it will work during this year’s election to advocate for social justice policies...

Updated: September 06, 2014, - 10:42 PM

New Al Franken ad criticizes Mike McFadden's corporate move to Bermuda

In a new 30-second ad, Sen. Al Franken criticizes opponent Mike McFadden’s business ties to global investment firm Lazard Ltd....

Updated: September 05, 2014, - 09:33 PM

With an economy on upswing, Dayton is tough target

Minnesota Republicans hoping to seize control of the governor’s residence have a problem when it comes to the economy: The news is too good.

Updated: August 24, 2014, - 06:03 AM

GOP U.S. House hopeful defends old posts that lambasted women, gays

The candidate said his comments on gays, women and Indians were satirical.

Updated: August 23, 2014, - 03:52 PM

For first time, Gov. Mark Dayton is building re-election machine

Unlike GOP challenger Jeff Johnson, who has to pivot from the primary battle, the DFL governor and his allies have been planning for months.

Updated: August 18, 2014, - 09:37 PM

Newcomer McFadden wins big in GOP Senate primary

Newcomer McFadden to face incumbent Franken in closely watched race.

Updated: August 13, 2014, - 09:01 AM

Franken takes on comers at FarmFest's U.S. Senate forum

Politicians for decades have headed to southern Minnesota to court the farm vote.

Updated: August 07, 2014, - 06:09 AM

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