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.

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

Idled FEC recalling workers to fix computing crash

By Dave Levinthal

Booker burying Lonegan in super PAC cash dash

By Dave Levinthal

Government shutdown shrinks FEC to just four employees

By Dave Levinthal

Not 'essential': Shutdown would hit FEC hard

By Dave Levinthal

Politicians filling coffers as fiscal battles rage

By Dave Levinthal

Companies disclosing more political spending

By Dave Levinthal

Federal Election Commission gets new blood

By Dave Levinthal

'Stand with Rand PAC' takes a stand

By Dave Levinthal

FEC nominees win Rules Committee endorsement

By Dave Levinthal

Legal fight brewing over 'Stop Pelosi PAC'

By Dave Levinthal

Senate committee delays vote on FEC nominees

By Dave Levinthal and Michael Beckel

Mitt Romney

Did powerful Egyptian illegally donate to Romney?

By Dave Levinthal

Gingrich committee again targeted by FEC

By Dave Levinthal

Secretive super PAC may be breaking federal law

By Dave Levinthal

Senate committee to soon vote on FEC nominees

By Dave Levinthal

The slow deaths of presidential super PACs

By Dave Levinthal

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