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.

West Virginia races primed for super PAC activity

By Michael Beckel

Unions dramatically increase super PAC donations

By Michael Beckel

Rail industry, utilities boost 'clean coal' coalition

By Michael Beckel

Big Labor: still a political force

By Michael Beckel

Five money-in-politics facts about John Lewis

By Michael Beckel

Jindal's education cuts inspire super PAC formation

By Michael Beckel

Booker supports e-filing in theory, not in practice

By Michael Beckel

Giffords' gun group to return Midler foundation donation

By Michael Beckel

Investors, companies fuel super PAC tied to Boehner

By Michael Beckel

William Koch emerges from shadow of famous siblings

By Michael Beckel

New super PAC to boost women candidates

By Michael Beckel

Anti-Obama PAC targets Boehner over Benghazi

By Michael Beckel

Before death, Bob Perry gave to tea party hero Cruz

By Michael Beckel

GOP congressman provides super PAC seed funding

By Michael Beckel

New super PAC on Arkansas' horizon

By Michael Beckel

Democrats seize super PAC crown

By Michael Beckel

Ready for Hillary? Not in Middle America

By Michael Beckel

Marco Rubio backs conservative super PAC

By Michael Beckel

Super PAC for independents closes down

By Michael Beckel

GOP leadership PACs boost American Future Fund

By Michael Beckel

Trade group to FEC: ‘Corporate funds’ financed campaign ads

By Michael Beckel and Adam Wollner

DOMA supporters still have friends in Washington

By Michael Beckel

Super PAC surge can't deliver Gomez victory

By Michael Beckel

Groups pump millions into Mass. special election

By Michael Beckel

More bundlers picked for plush ambassador posts

By Michael Beckel

Koch Industries PAC bolts to fast start in 2013

By Dave Levinthal and Michael Beckel

Spurs owner brings the heat in political money game

By Michael Beckel

New super PAC forms in contested Calif. district

By Michael Beckel

Obama campaign fundraisers picked for plum ambassadorships

By Michael Beckel

Elizabeth Warren, nonprofit seek green together

By Michael Beckel

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