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.

The 'lobbyist' is dead

By Dave Levinthal

American League of Lobbyists changes name

By Dave Levinthal

Former congressman — a practicing lawyer — may be breaking campaign reporting laws

By Dave Levinthal

FEC: Prison is no excuse for campaign filing failures

By Dave Levinthal

Business groups assail political transparency

By Dave Levinthal

Lobbying dips overall, but the beat goes on for guns, drugs and agriculture

By Dave Levinthal

Political fundraising boosted by shutdown, default

By Dave Levinthal

Idled FEC recalling workers to fix computing crash

By Dave Levinthal

Booker burying Lonegan in super PAC cash dash

By Dave Levinthal

Government shutdown shrinks FEC to just four employees

By Dave Levinthal

Not 'essential': Shutdown would hit FEC hard

By Dave Levinthal

Politicians filling coffers as fiscal battles rage

By Dave Levinthal

Companies disclosing more political spending

By Dave Levinthal

Federal Election Commission gets new blood

By Dave Levinthal

'Stand with Rand PAC' takes a stand

By Dave Levinthal

FEC nominees win Rules Committee endorsement

By Dave Levinthal

Legal fight brewing over 'Stop Pelosi PAC'

By Dave Levinthal

Senate committee delays vote on FEC nominees

By Dave Levinthal and Michael Beckel

Did powerful Egyptian illegally donate to Romney?

By Dave Levinthal

Gingrich committee again targeted by FEC

By Dave Levinthal

Secretive super PAC may be breaking federal law

By Dave Levinthal

Senate committee to soon vote on FEC nominees

By Dave Levinthal

The slow deaths of presidential super PACs

By Dave Levinthal

More corporations revealing 'dark money' donations

By Dave Levinthal

Pro-gun group dramatically ups influence spending

By Dave Levinthal

D.C.-based groups spent big in special elections

By Dave Levinthal

FEC nominations moving forward

By Dave Levinthal

Democrats use Kochs to scare up campaign cash after Center report

By Dave Levinthal

White House nominates new FEC commissioners

By Dave Levinthal

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