Washington Bureau Chief | Politics and government

Patrick Condon is the Star Tribune's Washington bureau chief. He was previously the paper's politics/government team leader, supervising a team of reporters who cover Minnesota politics in St. Paul and Washington. He has worked at the Star Tribune since 2014 after more than a decade as a reporter for the Associated Press.

Condon grew up in Watertown, Minn., and graduated from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul with degrees in journalism and English. He lives in Minneapolis.


Klobuchar faces a South Carolina test in reaching black voters

At ministers' group in S.C., Klobuchar pitches her candidacy to a group of influential black leaders.


Klobuchar gets pressured to bow out of Democratic presidential race

A sixth-place finish in Nevada, her struggles in South Carolina and single-digit poll showings in several big Super Tuesday states have some Democrats asking questions.


Minnesota Poll: Klobuchar, Sanders lead Democratic pack

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar leads Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in a new Star Tribune/MPR News Minnesota Poll as the state's March 3 presidential primary nears, with both well ahead of their nearest Democratic rivals.


Longtime adviser, 'Amy whisperer' at the helm of Klobuchar campaign

In tapping Justin Buoen to manage her campaign, Klobuchar went for a trusted adviser rather than an experienced Washington operative.


Amy Klobuchar deals with intense scrutiny in Nevada debate

In Las Vegas, the Minnesota Democrat faced some of the most pointed criticism she's seen so far in the race.


Klobuchar surges past Warren, Biden into third place in New Hampshire

– Minnesota U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar rocketed to a strong finish in New Hampshire’s Democratic primary Tuesday, revitalizing her prospects as the…


Klobuchar shows signs of breakout in New Hampshire

Two new polls of New Hampshire Democrats show Sen. Amy Klobuchar jumping into third place with just hours until polls open in the party's presidential primary.


Sen. Amy Klobuchar's hopes are on the line in New Hampshire

The Minnesota Democrat is blanketing the Granite State this weekend in hopes of hanging on.


Amy Klobuchar uses debate to take swings at rivals

  – Sen. Amy Klobuchar, looking to rise in New Hampshire ahead of its upcoming primary, swiped repeatedly at her leading rivals…


Sen. Amy Klobuchar fights for breakthrough in Iowa

– Sen. Amy Klobuchar appeared to be on track to finish in the top five in Iowa’s Democratic caucuses Monday night, keeping…