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.

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

How lobbyists helped build John Cornyn’s election war chest

By Michael Beckel

Obama nominates campaign fundraiser as next ambassador to France

By Michael Beckel

'Radical animal rights movement' gets new foe

By Michael Beckel

GOP challengers get boost from 'jumbo joint'

By Michael Beckel

Who’s bankrolling secretive liberal group America Votes?

By Michael Beckel

Tobacco money fuels gay Republicans, business organizations

By Michael Beckel

Limited liability companies power West Virginia super PAC

By Michael Beckel

Montana state senators raise big bucks with secretive nonprofit

By Michael Beckel

Ex-FEC leader starts New Hampshire super PAC

By Michael Beckel

Toomey discloses trip after inquiry

By Michael Beckel

GOP leaders, donors mix during secretive forum

By Michael Beckel

The 'McCutcheon' decision explained — more money to pour into political process

By Michael Beckel

'Jumbo joints': How big will the newest political animals get?

By Michael Beckel

GOP official forms Montana-focused super PAC

By Michael Beckel

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