Washington Correspondent

Sydney Kashiwagi is a Washington Correspondent for the Star Tribune.

Kashiwagi has covered politics, campaigns and local government. She most recently covered U.S. Senate races at National Journal. Before that, she covered breaking news and politics at CNN, a stint that included coverage of the Minnesota state legislature. She also worked in New York City as a City Hall reporter for The Staten Island Advance, New York City's only borough-based daily newspaper. In this role, she covered the administration of former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and eventually all things that touched on state and local politics. In her spare time she enjoys movies, cooking and walking around D.C. to explore new parts of the city.

GOP Rep. Brad Finstad's absence at Trump speech questioned by conservative activists

Finstad was the last of the state's Republican delegation to show support for Trump after his conviction. His campaign says he's fully behind Trump, and the former president has endorsed Finstad.

Hot Dish 06.18.24

Senate GOP blocks Democrats' effort to ensure access to IVF

Democrats wanted to put GOP senators on record with the vote, and Sen. Tina Smith says it could hurt Republicans come November.

Hot Dish 6.11.24

Gov. Tim Walz, Minnesota congressional members in France for D-Day ceremony

A bipartisan group of Minnesota's delegation also marked the anniversary of the pivitol World War II invasion.

Hot Dish 6.04.24

GOP candidate Joe Fraser will push forward in U.S. Senate primary despite losing party's backing

Fraser initially said he would respect the party's endorsement, but Royce White's "history of questionable conduct and serious charges levied against him" made him change his mind.

Tired of losing, some Republicans willing to look the other way when it comes to Royce White

Republicans say the endorsed Senate candidate's overwhelming victory sends a strong message that the base wants a political outsider who's not afraid to speak his mind.

Hot Dish 5.28.24

GOP Senate nominee Royce White's 2022 campaign spent funds on strip club, travel, retail

The former NBA player has defended the transactions, but several campaign finance experts say they could be illegal.