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.


Minnesotan tapped for national security adviser aims to be strong but polite

The 1994 graduate of Southwest High School in Minneapolis was tapped last week by President-elect Joe Biden for one of the biggest jobs in his White House.


Top Biden adviser Jake Sullivan has Minneapolis roots, White House future

There was Jake Sullivan on Monday morning, the official first day of the presidential transition, emceeing a nationally broadcast Zoom call with President-elect Joe Biden,…


Minnesota Republicans lack a formula to win statewide

Since 2006, Republicans have lost 26 of 27 such races to Democrats.


Joe Biden cements DFL's strength in Minnesota cities, big suburbs

Biden racked up big numbers in Minn.'s cities and suburbs.


Minnesota stays blue, with Joe Biden winning the state's presidential vote

Tuesday night's result comes after an intense presidential campaign that included several visits to Minnesota by President Donald Trump and the former vice president. It extends a Democratic streak in the state's presidential elections that dates back to 1976. Minnesota's 10 electoral votes are pivotal ones in the close nationwide presidential race.


As time runs out, campaigns scour Minnesota for votes

Facing the prospect of postelection court fights, Gov. Tim Walz and other state officials urged voters who hadn't already mailed their ballots by the final weekend to take them to early drop-off sites or vote in person Tuesday.


Trump, Biden both headed to Minnesota today for rallies

Trump will be in the Rochester area today; Biden will be in St. Paul.


Pre-existing condition debate pits ACA against Trump's promise for a plan

For nearly 800,000 Minnesotans who have one or more of the pre-existing conditions that insurers most commonly used to deny or limit coverage, the debate could be one of the most personally consequential of the election.


President Trump to campaign in Dodge Center, Tiffany Trump in St. Paul

President Donald Trump is coming back to Minnesota for a Friday afternoon rally in the Rochester area, and his daughter Tiffany Trump will be in…


For Black Minnesota voters, equality is on the ballot

A Star Tribune analysis of voting patterns in Minnesota precincts with a majority or plurality of Black voters shows a drop in registered voter turnout from 75% in 2012 to 70% in 2016.