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.

Michele Bachmann uses liberal super PAC attack to raise funds

By Michael Beckel

Interior secretary-nominee no stranger to D.C. political landscape

By Michael Beckel

Marco Rubio's leadership PAC offers VIP treatment at CPAC

By Michael Beckel

Barack Obama accused of 'dark money' hypocrisy by non-disclosing nonprofit

By Michael Beckel

Super Bowl ad cost Mayors Against Illegal Guns $100,000

By Michael Beckel

Rival Super Bowl team owners allies on political field

By Michael Beckel

Which super PACs started 2013 with the most cash?

By Michael Beckel and Dave Levinthal

Democratic super PACs start year with cash advantage

By Michael Beckel and Dave Levinthal

RGA, DGA reap riches from corporate donors

By Michael Beckel

Filings reveal previously unknown Romney bundlers

By Michael Beckel

Green Party awash in red ink?

By Dave Levinthal and Michael Beckel

Opponents of coal influence elections anonymously

By Michael Beckel

Director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns: 'Money is not all that matters'

By Michael Beckel

I'll take embattled Obama administration nominees for $200, Alex

By Michael Beckel

American Future Fund's $29 million political advertising spree

By Michael Beckel

Pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC created

By Michael Beckel

Nonprofit spends big on politics despite IRS limitation

By Michael Beckel

Adelson gave $40 million to super PACs in final weeks of election

By Michael Beckel and Andrea Fuller

Donor profile: Joe Craft

By Michael Beckel

Donor profile: William S. Rose (Specialty Group)

By Michael Beckel

Last-minute mega-donations fueled super PAC attacks

By Michael Beckel

Drug lobby donation went to pro-Democratic nonprofit

By Michael Beckel

Drug lobby gave $750,000 to pro-Hatch nonprofit in Utah's U.S. Senate race

By Michael Beckel

Gridlocked election commission awaits action by Obama

By Michael Beckel

Rove-affiliated groups spend $175 million, lose 21 of 30 races

By Michael Beckel and Reity O'Brien

Spending by outside groups topped $1 billion by Election Day

By Michael Beckel

Super PACs spend big for Romney in final weeks of campaign

By Michael Beckel and Andrea Fuller

Mystery firm is election's top corporate donor at $5.3 million

By Michael Beckel and Reity O'Brien

Super PACs, nonprofits favored Romney over Obama

By Michael Beckel and Russ Choma

Dark-horse presidential candidates berate role of money in politics

By Michael Beckel

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