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.

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

Pennsylvania super PAC gets 'dark money' infusion

By Michael Beckel

Democrats seize air supremacy in Senate battlegrounds

By Dave Levinthal and Michael Beckel

Eyeballs burn in North Carolina, Iowa ahead of U.S. Senate elections

By Michael Beckel

Senate Democrats lead TV ad blitz

By Michael Beckel

In Kansas, Democratic donors invest in uncertainty

By Michael Beckel

Oops: Republican super PAC misidentifies source of massive donation

By Michael Beckel

Iowa, Michigan bombarded with political ads

By Michael Beckel

Mitch McConnell revs ad machine

By Michael Beckel

GOP’s Senate hopes energized by Koch network ad blitz

By Michael Beckel

Can this 'dark money' group help the Democrats keep the Senate?

By Michael Beckel

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

Outsiders dominate Alaska's Senate race

By Michael Beckel

Watchdog files IRS complaint against Koch-connected 60 Plus Association

By Michael Beckel

Political nonprofits bungle IRS filings

By Michael Beckel

Koch-backed seniors group low-balling election spending?

By Michael Beckel

Most senators wait to take e-filing leap

By Michael Beckel

Is this super PAC subverting disclosure rules?

By Michael Beckel

Bush bundlers boost pro-Gillespie super PAC

By Michael Beckel

Republicans continue to capitalize on 'McCutcheon' ruling

By Michael Beckel

Conservative super PAC scores cash from entity tied to Arizona Cardinals

By Michael Beckel

IRS says liberal group too political for 'social welfare' status

By Michael Beckel

Lobbyists boost Senate Democrats

By Michael Beckel

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