Rachel Stassen-Berger

Reporter | State politics
Phone: 651-925-5046
Rachel E. Stassen-Berger covers state government and politics at the State Capitol in St. Paul.


Recent content from Rachel Stassen-Berger

Minnesota Poll: Majority has given to political causes

Women and Democrats more likely to give to candidates and campaigns.

Updated: September 20, 2014, - 12:14 AM

Minnesota men, women sharply divided on nearly everything

Although political party affiliation is the single most determinative factor in how Minnesotans answered pollsters’ questions, gender is a very close second. The gender chasm is most immediately evident in candidate choices.

Updated: September 18, 2014, - 07:06 AM

DFL plans to spend $1 million-plus on ads in governor's race

DFL State Party Chairman Ken Martin said ads would air starting next week. Republicans might not have the money to...

Updated: September 11, 2014, - 06:25 AM

Minnesota House control will hinge on a few close contests

The race between Democrat Will Morgan of Burnsville and Republican Roz Peterson of Lakeville is one of a cluster of seats that will bear the brunt of an epic multimillion-dollar fight to determine control of the House.

Updated: September 07, 2014, - 05:41 AM

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 ads and fair fuss, Minnesota's Senate race heats up

This time, the GOP challenger is turning on the heat as Franken stays cool.

Updated: August 30, 2014, - 12:27 AM

Half-million-dollar subsidy headed to DFL's Dayton campaign; GOP's Johnson to get $389K

Gubernatorial hopefuls Dayton, Johnson are among 238 candidates to share more than $2M in public funds.

Updated: August 27, 2014, - 05:17 PM

Primary over, candidates go after the money

Read more at startribune.com/ politics/blogs.Just hours after Jeff Johnson won the Republican primary for governor, both he and DFL Gov....

Updated: August 15, 2014, - 07:12 PM

Success around state propelled Jeff Johnson to GOP primary win

The Hennepin County commissioner successfully broadened his campaign for governor well beyond his home district, placing first or second in 63 of 87 counties.

Updated: August 14, 2014, - 05:49 AM

More absentee balloting coming from DFL areas, analysis shows

Lack of early votes from GOP bastions could presage a low turnout for Tuesday's Minnesota gubernatorial primary.

Updated: August 11, 2014, - 12:18 PM

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