Aaron Rupar is an associate editor for ThinkProgress, where he focuses on national politics.

Rupar comes to ThinkProgress from Minnesota, where he was a staff writer for the Minneapolis City Pages covering everything from crime to state politics to cultural news and back again. He also worked as a digital producer for the Twin Cities Fox TV affiliate and as a communications staffer for the Democratic caucus in the Minnesota House of Representatives.

Outside the newsroom, Rupar enjoys NBA basketball, particularly the Minnesota Timberwolves, and all sorts of live music. He is an accomplished jazz and rock ‘n’ roll drummer who is looking to network with musicians in Washington, D.C., so if you know of a playing opportunity or news tip, please drop him a line.

Rupar has a master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Minnesota.