Laura Krantz

Laura Krantz covers national politics and the 2020 election for the Boston Globe. She previously covered higher education for the Globe for four years. She also worked for VTDigger in Vermont and the MetroWest Daily News in Framingham. She graduated from Boston University and is originally from Tampa, Fla.

Latest stories

Pete Buttigieg has risen to an Iowa contender by moving toward the middle

By , Globe Staff

During the campaign, the young Indiana politician has evolved from a wunderkind on whom many pinned their progressive dreams to a more traditional moderate.

‘Even a little voice can make a big difference’ — In a small Iowa city, a local newspaper’s presidential endorsement carries clout

By , Globe Staff

Art Cullen, editor of the Storm Lake Times, interviewed 15 candidates before endorsing Senator Elizabeth Warren.

High school Democratic clubs multiply as young people worry about their future

By , Globe Staff

Since President Trump’s election, the country has seen an explosion of activism by young people stemming from the belief that their future is at stake if they do not participate to address problems like climate change and gun violence.

Deval Patrick’s presidential bid struggling to gain voter support

By , Globe Staff

After two months in the race, it is becoming clear that Deval Patrick's late-entry bid may be missing two key components: support from voters and the time to gain it.