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.

Ameritrade founder Ricketts' Nebraska contribution worries watchdogs

By Michael Beckel

Super PAC cash plays big role in Nebraska Senate race

By Michael Beckel

Super PACs outspend favorite candidate in Indiana Senate race

By Michael Beckel and John Dunbar

Study: Super PACs aired more ads than candidates

By Michael Beckel

New questions raised over Aaron Schock's fundraising efforts

By Michael Beckel

Obama nominates elite fundraiser for top diplomatic spot

By Michael Beckel

Donor profile: William Doré

By Michael Beckel

Top 10 donors make up a third of donations to super PACs

By John Dunbar and Michael Beckel

Ex-GOP Gov. Crist's law firm donates to pro-Obama super PAC

By Michael Beckel

More than half Crossroads' cash comes from three Texas tycoons

By Michael Beckel

Crossroads political machine funded mostly by secret donors

By Michael Beckel

'Occupy Obamacare' PAC attacks health care plan in bizarre videos

By Michael Beckel

Santorum’s withdrawal leaves super PAC without a candidate

By Michael Beckel

Super donor Friess skips super PAC to help Santorum

By Michael Beckel

Rick Santorum hopes to sweeten campaign pot with Jelly Belly visit

By Aaron Mehta and Michael Beckel

John McCain predicts 'huge scandals' in super PAC-tainted election

By Michael Beckel

The super PAC cavalry

By Michael Beckel

Tea Party-aligned Sen. Jim DeMint donates $500,000 to Club for Growth super PAC

By Michael Beckel

Illinois Democrat gets eleventh hour boost from family-funded super PAC

By Michael Beckel

GOP super PAC men seek to overturn donation limits

By Michael Beckel

Embattled finance committee chairman gets help from credit unions

By Michael Beckel

Donors to conservative super PAC masked by nonprofit

By Daniel Stone, Michael Beckel and Rachael Marcus

Drug lobby gave $9.4 million to nonprofits that spent big on 2010 election

By Michael Beckel

Restore Our Future raises funds in lap of luxury

By Michael Beckel

Anti-super PAC governor gives to super PAC

By Michael Beckel

Follow the money with iWatch News

By Michael Beckel

Four Cabinet members willing to help Democratic super PACs

By Michael Beckel

CPAC panel: ‘Celebrate’ Citizens United ruling

By Michael Beckel

Another Bain exec revealed as man behind corporate donor to pro-Romney super PAC

By Michael Beckel

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