Dave Levinthal

Senior Reporter  The Center for Public Integrity

Dave Levinthal joined the Center for Public Integrity in 2013 and leads its reporting team investigating the influence of money in federal politics. Under his direction, the Center's Primary Source politics blog won an Editor & Publisher EPPY Award in 2014 as the nation's best political blog. For two years prior to joining the Center, Dave reported on campaign finance and lobbying issues for Politico and co-wrote the daily Politico Influence column. He also edited OpenSecrets.org from 2009 to 2011. From 2003 to 2009, Dave worked for The Dallas Morning News, primarily covering Dallas City Hall also reporting on national elections and aviation security. From 2000 to 2002, he covered the New Hampshire Statehouse for The Eagle-Tribune of Lawrence, Mass. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Dave graduated from Syracuse University with degrees in newspaper journalism and political philosophy and edited The Daily Orange. Dave has won numerous awards for his reporting and has appeared on dozens of television and radio networks and stations, including National Public Radio, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, C-SPAN and Al Jazeera America. Beyond politics, he is also a two-time winner of Canada’s Northern Lights Award for his travel writing about the arctic.

In New Hampshire, quixotic super PAC shaking up Republican primary

By Dave Levinthal

FEC not 'Ready for Warren'

By Dave Levinthal

Why Republican control of Congress hinges on nine big-money Senate races

By Michael Beckel and Dave Levinthal

Democrats embrace 'McCutcheon' decision

By Michael Beckel and Dave Levinthal

How much money can a lobbyist make?

By Dave Levinthal and Marcelo Rochabrun

Lobbying disclosures leave public in the dark

By Marcelo Rochabrun and Dave Levinthal

Pat Roberts' merry band of boosters

By Dave Levinthal

Campaign shenanigans are top targets for Office of Congressional Ethics

By Dave Levinthal

Lobbying activity declines among top special interests

By Dave Levinthal

Politicos souring on FEC advice?

By Dave Levinthal

Tea party scandal brews FOIA backlog at FEC

By Dave Levinthal

The beautification of Thad Cochran

By Dave Levinthal

FEC struggles to appoint top lawyer

By Dave Levinthal

Charles Koch's long history of education funding

By Dave Levinthal

Republicans to target Van Hollen in FEC complaint

By Dave Levinthal

Mississippi's super PAC-dominated Senate slugfest not over yet

By Dave Levinthal

Ready for Hillary no longer just a super PAC

By Dave Levinthal

Evan Bayh's multi-million-dollar head start?

By Dave Levinthal

Nearly $100 million in campaign cash sits idle

By Dave Levinthal

Singularity University disavows super PACs

By Dave Levinthal

Tech super PAC startups could tap billions

By Dave Levinthal

Polis adds to campaign stash, bitcoin by bitcoin

By Dave Levinthal

What the FEC's Bitcoin ruling means

By Dave Levinthal

GOP civil war rages in Senate primary battles

By Dave Levinthal

FEC sends senators erroneous warnings

By Dave Levinthal

Chemical industry among big spenders on lobbying this quarter

By Dave Levinthal

'Stop R.E.I.D. PAC' draws scrutiny of regulators

By Dave Levinthal

Inside the Koch brothers' campus crusade

By Dave Levinthal

Merriam-Webster makes 'super PAC' official

By Dave Levinthal

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