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.

9 things to know about Bobby Jindal

By Michael Beckel and Jared Bennett

Florida pols boost Bush’s super PAC

By Michael Beckel

White House race has already sparked $1 million in negative ads

By Michael Beckel

Senator would limit lobbyist money that fueled liberal allies

By Carrie Levine and Michael Beckel

9 things to know about Lincoln Chafee

By Michael Beckel and Jared Bennett

9 things to know about Lindsey Graham

By Michael Beckel and Jared Bennett

9 things to know about George Pataki

By Michael Beckel and Jared Bennett

Campaign finance system is broken says GOP super-lawyer Jim Bopp

By Michael Beckel

Rapper Pras Michel hit with campaign finance complaint

By Michael Beckel

12 things to know about Rand Paul

By Michael Beckel and Jared Bennett

Rapper-backed group illustrates blind spot in political transparency

By Michael Beckel

Meet the top politicians, mega-donors who mingled at secretive conference

By Dave Levinthal and Michael Beckel

Liberal ‘dark money’ group scrutinized in Pennsylvania

By Michael Beckel

Potential 2016 candidates prime Iowa, New Hampshire with cash

By Michael Beckel

Senate transparency push gets new GOP allies

By Michael Beckel

12 ways 'Citizens United' has changed politics

By Michael Beckel and Jared Bennett

Liberal ‘dark money’ group could face IRS fine

By Michael Beckel

Guess who's behind 2015's first super PAC?

By Michael Beckel

Koch-linked operative mum on mystery millions

By Michael Beckel

Pro-McConnell nonprofit hit with IRS complaint

By Michael Beckel

Conservative group fumbles disclosure in new tax document

By Michael Beckel

Koch-linked organization uses ‘dark money’ to fight political disclosure

By Michael Beckel

Grover Norquist nonprofit funded pro-Republican women’s group

By Michael Beckel

Nearly 100,000 negative ads helped turn tide in Florida elections

By Michael Beckel, Reity O'Brien and Kytja Weir

Koch-backed nonprofit raised $44 million in 2013

By Michael Beckel

GOP rides cavalry to U.S. Senate majority

By Michael Beckel, Dave Levinthal and Carrie Levine

Election 2014 by the numbers

By Michael Beckel

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

By Michael Beckel and Dave Levinthal

Flush with mystery money, Kentucky nonprofit haunts Grimes’ Senate bid

By Michael Beckel

Power shifts to outsiders in U.S. Senate fight

By Michael Beckel

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