Michael Beckel

Politics reporter  The Center for Public Integrity

Michael Beckel joined the Center for Public Integrity as a politics reporter in February 2012, where his focus is on super PACs, politically active nonprofits and the influence of money on elections. He previously worked for three years as the money-in-politics reporter for the Center for Responsive Politics. Beckel's exploits have taken him inside the U.S. Supreme Court multiple times, including the oral arguments of the landmark campaign finance cases Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and McCutcheon v. FEC. Earlier, he completed a yearlong editorial fellowship with Mother Jones magazine, wrote for two alternative newsweeklies in Colorado and performed legislative research at Project Vote Smart. Beckel is a 2005 graduate of Colorado College.

Stealth Christie group attacks Rubio ahead of New Hampshire primary

By Michael Beckel

White House race nearing $1 billion

By Michael Beckel

Meet the GOP congressman who wants to overturn ‘Citizens United’

By Michael Beckel

What is political 'dark money' — and is it bad?

By Michael Beckel

Does Bernie Sanders have a Jeb Bush problem?

By Michael Beckel

Election 2016 by the numbers

By Michael Beckel and Yue Qiu

Tea party groups see win in end-of-year omnibus bill

By Michael Beckel and Carrie Levine

Marco Rubio: The force awakens?

By Michael Beckel

Campaign finance reform measure: 'a solution in search of a problem'?

By Michael Beckel

Mysterious pro-Mitch McConnell group bankrolled by megadonors

By Michael Beckel

Secret donors fuel Democratic political powerhouse

By Michael Beckel

Drug lobby gave $50,000 to pro-Jindal nonprofit

By Michael Beckel

Super PAC aims to fix Jeb Bush

By Dave Levinthal and Michael Beckel

Test your money-in-politics IQ

By Michael Beckel

Why Joe Trippi thinks Bernie Sanders won’t win in 2016

By Michael Beckel

Small-dollar donors power insurgent candidates from both parties

By Michael Beckel and Carrie Levine

Hillary Clinton dominating presidential race’s TV ad war

By Dave Levinthal and Michael Beckel

Test your money-in-politics IQ

By Michael Beckel

Shop on Amazon.com, help elect Bernie Sanders?

By Michael Beckel

New filing raises more questions about shady pro-Bernie Sanders group

By Michael Beckel and Dave Levinthal

Super PACs dominate airwaves in 2016 presidential race

By Michael Beckel

Did this shady pro-Bernie Sanders super PAC just dupe James Bond?

By Michael Beckel

Test your money-in-politics IQ

By Michael Beckel

Super PAC doppelgangers eclipse candidates in campaign money chase

Why is an obscure Montana company one of John Kasich's biggest boosters?

By Michael Beckel

9 things to know about Jim Gilmore

By Michael Beckel and Jared Bennett

Test your money-in-politics IQ

By Michael Beckel and Dave Levinthal

9 things to know about John Kasich

By Michael Beckel and Jared Bennett

Senators resist the Internet, leave voters in the dark

By Michael Beckel

Presidential campaign donors hedge bets

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