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 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

Minnesota House races cause intraparty spats

One contest in each party has drawn attention from beyond Minnesota.

Updated: August 11, 2014, - 11:29 AM

Eighth District ad not completely 'yanked'

GOP candidate Stewart Mills complains that the ad is misleading.

Updated: August 10, 2014, - 05:40 PM

First comes the primary, then the recount?

Minnesotans will go to the polls Tuesday to cast their primary ballots.On Wednesday, will the recount plan begin?With four Republican...

Updated: August 09, 2014, - 07:14 PM

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