Ben Wieder

CAR Reporter  The Center for Public Integrity

Ben Wieder is the Computer Assisted Reporter for the Consider the Source project, which tracks the influence of money on state and federal politics. He worked previously at Stateline and interned at the Center in the Summer of 2011. He has also written for the Chronicle of Higher Education and Newsday. He earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, where he worked in the database library of the National Institute for Computer Assisted Reporting, and a bachelor’s degree in English from Amherst College.

Meet the 10 shadowy groups that snuck into your state races

By Kytja Weir, Chris Zubak-Skees and Ben Wieder

GOP dominates Democrats in governors’ races

By Michael J. Mishak and Ben Wieder

10 things to know about 2016's state elections

By Kytja Weir and Ben Wieder

DSL providers save faster internet for wealthier communities

By Allan Holmes and Ben Wieder

Tight governors' races loosen political purse strings

By Ben Wieder

Tracking TV ads in the 2016 state races

By Chris Zubak-Skees and Ben Wieder

Pro-painkiller echo chamber shaped policy amid drug epidemic

By Matthew Perrone and Ben Wieder

Politics of pain: Drugmakers fought state opioid limits amid crisis

By Liz Essley Whyte, Geoff Mulvihill and Ben Wieder

Rich people have access to high-speed Internet; many poor people still don't

How the Center for Public Integrity measured Internet inequality

By Ben Wieder

Amid federal gridlock, lobbying rises in the states

By Liz Essley Whyte and Ben Wieder

Here are the interests lobbying in every statehouse

By Yue Qiu, Ben Wieder and Chris Zubak-Skees

Outside groups try to help Vitter catch up in Louisiana governor race

By Ben Wieder

10 things to know about Louisiana's primary

By Ben Wieder

2015 state ad wars tracker

By Chris Zubak-Skees and Ben Wieder

Can Joe Biden raise enough money to be a contender?

By Carrie Levine and Ben Wieder

Super PAC doppelgangers eclipse candidates in campaign money chase

Presidential campaign donors hedge bets

Arrest of Senate President latest New York indignity

By Nicholas Kusnetz and Ben Wieder

Michigan governor pardons key adviser to 5-hour Energy megadonor

By Ben Wieder

The political kingmaker nobody knows

By Ben Wieder

National donors pick winners in state elections

By Ben Wieder, Kytja Weir, Reity O'Brien and Rachel Baye

Methodology for our nursing homes investigation

By Jeff Kelly Lowenstein and Ben Wieder

Ad war winners take governors' mansions

By Ben Wieder, Reity O'Brien and Rachel Baye

Mega-donors give big to state candidates

By Rachel Baye, Reity O'Brien and Ben Wieder