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.

Congressional investigations of FEC stalled

By Dave Levinthal

FEC wants millions in new cash to fix security woes

By Dave Levinthal

Super PACs, nonprofits fueling GOP strife

By Dave Levinthal

Obama budget no windfall for beleaguered FEC

By Dave Levinthal

Zombie super PACs face termination

By Dave Levinthal

Next up: 'Citizens United v. IRS'?

By Dave Levinthal

FEC to Claire McCaskill: Show us your money

By Dave Levinthal

Netflix stacking deck on Capitol Hill

By Dave Levinthal

Troubled FEC hangs 'help wanted' sign

By Dave Levinthal

GOP megadonor Harold Simmons bankrolled liberal causes

By Dave Levinthal

Senate Democrats' January of doom

By Dave Levinthal

Hillary Clinton: the 'Citizens United' candidate

By Dave Levinthal

Congress, FEC meet about security breakdowns

By Dave Levinthal

Spending bill: FEC budget still below 2010 levels

By Dave Levinthal

Hacking attempt draws congressional investigation of FEC

By Dave Levinthal

Stockman ditching troubled campaign committee

By Dave Levinthal

Audit: FEC still in 'significant' danger of hacking

By Dave Levinthal

Top GOP donor Harold Simmons dead at 82

By Dave Levinthal

Incoming FEC bosses pledge to work together following blistering Center report

By Dave Levinthal

How Washington starves its election watchdog

By Dave Levinthal

Regulators to axe secretive super PAC

By Dave Levinthal

Kill the Election Assistance Commission?

By Dave Levinthal

'Lobbyist' not curse word to all influencers

By Dave Levinthal

The 'lobbyist' is dead

By Dave Levinthal

American League of Lobbyists changes name

By Dave Levinthal

Former congressman — a practicing lawyer — may be breaking campaign reporting laws

By Dave Levinthal

FEC: Prison is no excuse for campaign filing failures

By Dave Levinthal

Business groups assail political transparency

By Dave Levinthal

Lobbying dips overall, but the beat goes on for guns, drugs and agriculture

By Dave Levinthal

Political fundraising boosted by shutdown, default

By Dave Levinthal

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