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.

Congress' never-ending political money chase

By Dave Levinthal

Slow start to Landrieu's runoff campaign

By Dave Levinthal

Hate political ads? Skip morning shows

By Dave Levinthal

GOP rides cavalry to U.S. Senate majority

By Michael Beckel, Dave Levinthal and Carrie Levine

The meanest U.S. Senate races of all

By Chris Kirk and Dave Levinthal

Surprise! No. 1 super PAC backs Democrats

By Carrie Levine and Dave Levinthal

U.S. Senate races to attract 1 million TV ads

By Michael Beckel and Dave Levinthal

North Carolina's state of political hate

By Dave Levinthal

Super PACs exploit disclosure loophole

By Dave Levinthal

Ads in U.S. Senate contests turn nasty

By Dave Levinthal

FEC's top Democrat takes show on road

By Dave Levinthal

Democrats seize air supremacy in Senate battlegrounds

By Dave Levinthal and Michael Beckel

Controversial Republican telemarketer forms super PAC

By Dave Levinthal

Who’s trying to influence your vote?

By Chris Zubak-Skees, Kytja Weir and Dave Levinthal

Secret politics pervade popular companies

By Dave Levinthal

'Ready for Warren' to change name

By Dave Levinthal

Koch foundation proposal to college: Teach our curriculum, get millions

By Dave Levinthal

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

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