Corey Mitchell

Reporter | Washington Bureau
Phone: Washington: 202-383-6121 Minneapolis: 612-673-4491
Corey Mitchell covers Minnesota-related issues in Congress.

Recent content from Corey Mitchell

Minneapolis marketing firm CEO was big donor to Obama fund

Minneapolis firm’s founder, once guilty of “theft by swindle,” gave $225,000 in January for Obama’s second inauguration.

Updated: April 22, 2013, - 11:00 PM

Republicans make U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson an early target

The long-serving conservative congressman laughed off a TV ad attack 18 months before elections.

Updated: April 19, 2013, - 09:43 PM

Privately funded travel by Congress dipped in 2012

Private groups spent almost $3.7 million to send members of Congress and staff on trips in 2012, a 38 percent...

Updated: April 13, 2013, - 08:05 PM

From target to teacher, Tim Walz takes on prominent role

House Democratic leaders have a new assignment for Walz: Take the helm of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s Frontline Program, mentoring Demo­crats in competitive districts from California to Connecticut in preparation for 2014’s midterm elections.

Updated: April 02, 2013, - 08:48 PM

Lame-duck Cravaack handed out large raises to his staff

The average three-month salary for full-time staff in Cravaack’s office rose 93 percent, from $12,269 to $23,722, in the fourth quarter of the year, with most of the increases coming in November — when he lost his re-election bid.

Updated: March 31, 2013, - 11:15 PM

Minnesota evangelicals, business leaders press for immigration reform

Evangelicals and business leaders say a policy that includes tighter borders and a path to citizenship will benefit the GOP.

Updated: March 22, 2013, - 11:53 PM

Sequester cuts hitting Minnesota's reservation schools

Students on reservations are being affected earlier than most. Head Start, adult education programs expect reduced funding.

Updated: March 19, 2013, - 05:37 AM

Kline has a prime role as Republicans remake image

Minnesota congressman steps forward to present GOP's revamped education agenda.

Updated: February 16, 2013, - 10:05 PM

Minimum-wage increase gathers steam in Minnesota

Legislators getting behind effort to increase state's base wage.

Updated: February 14, 2013, - 12:36 PM

Nolan learns new D.C. mantra is 'Show me the money'

Fresh off a $16 million congressional race, U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan received a not-so-subtle reminder that he is expected to maintain the frenzied fundraising pace that helped him win his northern Minnesota seat.

Updated: February 11, 2013, - 05:40 AM

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