Dave Levinthal

Federal Politics Editor and Senior Reporter  The Center for Public Integrity

Dave Levinthal joined the Center for Public Integrity in 2013 and leads its federal politics reporting team. Under Dave's direction, the Center's political coverage has earned numerous honors, including two 2018 Edward R. Murrow Awards, two 2017 National Headliner Awards and two 2017 Editor & Publisher EPPY Awards. For two years prior to joining the Center, Dave reported on campaign finance and lobbying issues for Politico and co-wrote the daily Politico Influence column. He also edited OpenSecrets.org from 2009 to 2011. From 2003 to 2009, Dave worked for The Dallas Morning News, primarily covering Dallas City Hall also reporting on national elections and aviation security. From 2000 to 2002, he covered the New Hampshire Statehouse for The Eagle-Tribune of Lawrence, Mass. Dave's work has appeared in TIME, Newsweek, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, Politico MagazineSlate and Public Radio International, among several dozen other publications. He regularly provides political analysis for television and radio networks and stations, including NBC, CBS, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, C-SPAN, the BBC and National Public Radio. Dave is also an on-air contributor for the CBC News in Canada and WBEN-AM 930 in Buffalo, N.Y., his hometown. Beyond politics, Dave is also a two-time winner of Canada’s Northern Lights Award for his writing about the Arctic. Dave graduated from Syracuse University with degrees in newspaper journalism and political philosophy and edited The Daily Orangewhere he today serves on the nonprofit publication's board of directors.

Pfizer spinoff Zoetis forms political committee

By Dave Levinthal

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

Gabrielle Giffords' PAC attracts little interest

By Dave Levinthal

Green Party awash in red ink?

By Dave Levinthal and Michael Beckel

Disgraced ex-Rep. Eric Massa continues paying wife from campaign account

By Dave Levinthal

Fix the Debt Coalition lobbies up

By Dave Levinthal

Lobbyist for lobbyists steps away

By Dave Levinthal

Influence chic: Urban Outfitters bags K Street help

By Dave Levinthal

Las Vegas Sands PAC no Sheldon Adelson

By Dave Levinthal

Four Democratic senators already girding for midterm elections

By Dave Levinthal

Herman Cain super PAC on 'list support'

By Dave Levinthal

Hillary Clinton card, gun violence petition help Democrats build data dossier

By Dave Levinthal

Sarah Palin PAC still flush with cash

By Dave Levinthal

New feature tracks political influence

By Dave Levinthal

Fiscal cliff, elections boost spending on lobbying

By Dave Levinthal

Bank of America, unions among newly named inauguration sponsors

By Dave Levinthal

Obama inauguration sponsors spent millions influencing government

By Dave Levinthal

Donor profile: Harold Simmons

By Alexandra Duszak and Dave Levinthal

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