Five money-in-politics facts about John Lewis

By Michael Beckel

That's one of five money-and-politics facts you'll learn here about civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.

Super PAC forms to 'draft' Ben Carson for president

By Adam Wollner

Group led by John Philip Sousa descendant wants neurosurgeon, Obamacare critic in White House.

A hyper-super PAC boosts McAuliffe in Virginia race

By Adam Wollner

Democratic group making donations — illegal at the federal level — to Virginia gubernatorial candidate McAuliffe.

Jindal's education cuts inspire super PAC formation

By Michael Beckel

New group formed by two Louisiana Young Democrats seeks to advance the interests of young professionals.

Booker supports e-filing in theory, not in practice

By Michael Beckel

Cory Booker supports an e-filing requirement for campaign finance reports, but he still opts for paper.

Pro-Booker PAC propelled by hedge fund money

By Adam Wollner

Pro-Booker super PAC fueled by money from securities and investment industry.

New super PAC to boost women candidates

By Michael Beckel

Portland-based group cites comedian Stephen Colbert as an inspiration for political advocacy.

Anti-Obama PAC targets Boehner over Benghazi

By Michael Beckel

Hybrid super PAC wants House speaker to endorse a select committee investigation into Benghazi attack.

Before death, Bob Perry gave to tea party hero Cruz

By Michael Beckel

After spending $600,000 toward his 2012 defeat, Texas super donor backed Sen. Ted Cruz's re-election.

Wendy Davis kicks fundraising into top gear

By Adam Wollner

State senator from Texas raising profile — and big money — in D.C. as she mulls gubernatorial bid.

GOP congressman provides super PAC seed funding

By Michael Beckel

Rep. Steve Pearce donated $10,000 to a super PAC that employs a former aide and his brother.

New super PAC on Arkansas' horizon

By Michael Beckel

Newly registered 'Arkansas Horizon' super PAC could play pivotal role in contentious Senate race.

Colbert's 'Tomorrow' super PACs long for yesterday

By Lauren Kyger

Most political committees inspired by comedian's satire have disbanded or become idle.

More GOP senators bankrolling pro-gun nonprofit

By Adam Wollner

Nine Republicans steered $125,000 to a conservative groups that's defending a congressional colleague.

Gun groups raising unprecedented cash in 2013

By Adam Wollner and Reity O'Brien

Advocates, opponents of firearms control gin up money machine as Congress debates legislation.

IRS fails to release political groups' financial filings

By Ben Wieder and Kytja Weir

Agency fails to explain why normally accessible political disclosures are being withheld.

Bob Perry's final donation not from beyond grave?

By Adam Wollner

Super PAC amends financial report to state Texas' Bob Perry contributed before death, not after

Ready for Hillary? Not in Middle America

By Michael Beckel

New Yorkers, Californians give big bucks to pro-Clinton super PAC.

Marco Rubio backs conservative super PAC

By Michael Beckel

Sen. Marco Rubio gave $30,000 to a prominent super PAC ahead of immigration reform push.

Sarah Palin PAC takes fundraising nosedive

By Adam Wollner

Former Alaska governor's political committee is raising significantly less money these days.

Libertarian-leaning super PAC raising big money

By Adam Wollner

New group is led by the Cato Institute's founder and a former FEC chairman.

Super PAC for independents closes down

By Michael Beckel

Pro-independent group launched by Gateway co-founder Ted Waitt shuts down.

Embattled McDonnell benefactor also boosted RGA

By Alan Suderman

Republican Governors Association got cash from embattled donor to Bob McDonnell.

Big Democratic super PAC helps bankroll another

By Adam Wollner

Pro-Obama Priorities USA Action sends $250,000 to Senate Majority PAC.

Super PACs swarming New Jersey special election

By Adam Wollner

Front-runner Cory Booker gets boosted — and bashed — by outside groups.

Koch Industries PAC spending record cash

By Adam Wollner

Committee has biggest spending month ever during a non-election year.

Justice Alito's reported wealth soars in 2012

By Reity O'Brien

Newly filed financial disclosure shows justice owns stock in energy, tech and pharmaceutical companies.

Senate e-filing club grows by one

By Adam Wollner

But vast majority of senators still submit campaign finance disclosures on paper.

Microsoft heavily funding 'small business' lobby

By Adam Wollner

Microsoft heavily funding tech trade group that's pressing Congress on immigration reform.

Pro-Obama nonprofit has $8.2 million quarter

By Adam Wollner

The nonprofit group formed by ex-campaign officials to push the president's agenda has raised $13.1 million so far.

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Michael Beckel

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 super PACs and the infl... More about Michael Beckel

Dave Levinthal

Senior reporter The Center for Public Integrity

Dave Levinthal joined the Center for Public Integrity in 2013 and leads its Consider the Source project team investigating the influence ... More about Dave Levinthal