Laura Barrón-López

National Political Reporter, POLITICO

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Laura Barrón-López is a national political reporter for POLITICO, covering the 2020 presidential race. Laura covers demographic changes in battleground states, and centers much of her reporting on race and ethnicity.


Laura previously led 2018 coverage of Democrats for the Washington Examiner. At the Examiner, Laura covered the DNC’s efforts to reform the power of superdelegates and traveled to competitive districts that propelled Democrats into the House majority. Before that, Laura covered Congress for HuffPost for two and half years, focusing on fights over fast-track authorization, criminal justice reform, and coal miner pensions, among other policy topics in the Senate.


Early in her career, she covered energy and environment policy for The Hill. Her work has been published in the Oregonian, OC Register, E&E Publishing, and Roll Call. She earned a bachelor’s in political science from California State University, Fullerton.