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.

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

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

By Michael Beckel

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

By Michael Beckel

GOP official forms Montana-focused super PAC

By Michael Beckel

Senate power players quarrel over fate of e-filing

By Michael Beckel

More than a dozen states could throw out donation caps after McCutcheon ruling

By Michael Beckel

Supreme Court opens door to flood of political cash — again

By Michael Beckel

Ready for Hillary courts super PAC skeptics

By Michael Beckel

Pro-transparency tea party activist trounced

By Michael Beckel

Documents reveal GOP group's secret donors

By Michael Beckel and Erin Quinn

Outside groups help boost David Jolly to victory

By Michael Beckel

CPAC activists urged to fight IRS

By Michael Beckel and Julie Patel

Lawyer selected for Czech ambassadorship also major Obama fundraiser

By Michael Beckel

Outside groups dwarf candidate spending in Florida special election

By Michael Beckel

What makes a good U.S. ambassador?

By Michael Beckel

Newest senator not afraid to e-file

By Michael Beckel

American Crossroads revs up attacks on Dems

By Michael Beckel

Dems introduce plan for public financing of campaigns

By Michael Beckel

Billionaires use super PACs to advance pet causes

By Michael Beckel

Democrats easily outpace Republicans in super PAC fundraising race

By Michael Beckel

Pro-gay marriage Republican group boosted by Karl Rove’s super PAC

By Julie Patel and Michael Beckel

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