Ben Wieder

CAR Reporter  The Center for Public Integrity

Ben Wieder is the Computer Assisted Reporter for the Consider the Source project, which tracks the influence of money on state and federal politics. He worked previously at Stateline and interned at the Center in the Summer of 2011. He has also written for the Chronicle of Higher Education and Newsday. He earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, where he worked in the database library of the National Institute for Computer Assisted Reporting, and a bachelor’s degree in English from Amherst College.

Amid federal gridlock, lobbying rises in the states

By Liz Essley Whyte and Ben Wieder

Here are the interests lobbying in every statehouse

By Yue Qiu, Ben Wieder and Chris Zubak-Skees

Outside groups try to help Vitter catch up in Louisiana governor race

By Ben Wieder

10 things to know about Louisiana's primary

By Ben Wieder

2015 state ad wars tracker

By Chris Zubak-Skees and Ben Wieder

Can Joe Biden raise enough money to be a contender?

By Carrie Levine and Ben Wieder

Super PAC doppelgangers eclipse candidates in campaign money chase

Presidential campaign donors hedge bets

Arrest of Senate President latest New York indignity

By Nicholas Kusnetz and Ben Wieder

Michigan governor pardons key adviser to 5-hour Energy megadonor

By Ben Wieder

The political kingmaker nobody knows

By Ben Wieder

National donors pick winners in state elections

By Ben Wieder, Kytja Weir, Reity O'Brien and Rachel Baye

Methodology for our nursing homes investigation

By Jeff Kelly Lowenstein and Ben Wieder

Ad war winners take governors' mansions

By Ben Wieder, Reity O'Brien and Rachel Baye

Mega-donors give big to state candidates

By Rachel Baye, Reity O'Brien and Ben Wieder

Bloomberg helps Democratic governors' group close gap on Republicans

By Ben Wieder

Obama takes star turn in state political ads

By Ben Wieder

12 things to know about who’s trying to influence your vote in 2014

By Ben Wieder, Kytja Weir, Reity O'Brien and Rachel Baye

Non-candidate spending increases in state elections

By Rachel Baye, Reity O'Brien, Kytja Weir and Ben Wieder

Outside money pouring into governors races

By Ben Wieder

RGA profile

By Sarah Whitmire and Ben Wieder

DGA profile

By Sarah Whitmire and Ben Wieder

U.S. Chamber targets Dems in state attorney general races

By Ben Wieder

Saturated with oil money, Texas legislature saved industry from pollution rule

By David Hasemyer, Ben Wieder and Alan Suderman