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.

The influence diaries: Dispatches from the Democratic National Convention

Clinton outraising Trump by 3-1 margin in dash for cash

By Michael Beckel

Trump's new super PAC attack dog

By Michael Beckel

Even some liberals fear Donald Trump's Ohio appeal

By Michael Beckel

The influence diaries: Dispatches from the Republican National Convention

9 things to know about Gary Johnson

By Michael Beckel and Jared Bennett

Why a former IRS commissioner thinks the FEC is a ‘bureaucratic waste’

By Michael Beckel

Bernie Sanders scourge out of jail, back in super PAC business

By Michael Beckel

Majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices are millionaires

By Michael Beckel and Dave Levinthal

Hillary Clinton crushing Donald Trump in White House cash dash

Libertarian presidential hopeful’s spending on consultants draws ire

By Michael Beckel

Meet the people who have donated to both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

By Michael Beckel

Presidential race blows past $1 billion mark — and other numbers to know

Donald Trump's new finance guru: once a Clinton donor, Soros employee

Ted Cruz and friends spent $10 per vote in Indiana. Trump won anyway.

By Michael Beckel

Conservatives can't stop Trump in Indiana despite last-ditch ad blitz

By Michael Beckel

Donald Trump steamrolling toward nomination despite negative ad blitz

By Michael Beckel and Cady Zuvich

$1 billion spent in 2016 presidential race — and other numbers to know

Sanders spent $9 per vote in New York. Trump? About 13 cents.

By Michael Beckel

Sanders falters in New York despite outspending Clinton on airwaves

By Dave Levinthal and Michael Beckel

Pierre Omidyar gives $100,000 to new anti-Trump super PAC

By John Dunbar, Michael Beckel and Carrie Levine

Federal Election Commission dismisses complaint against rapper

By Michael Beckel

Pro-Bernie Sanders super PAC leader charged with fraud

By Michael Beckel

Lobbyists' preferred candidate in GOP presidential race — Marco Rubio

By Michael Beckel

The lobbyists who love Bernie Sanders

By Michael Beckel

Pro-Chris Christie super PAC bankroller accused of breaking law

By Michael Beckel

Can you sell marijuana pipes to help fund Bernie Sanders?

By Michael Beckel

Numbers to know about the 2016 presidential race

By Dave Levinthal, Michael Beckel and Carrie Levine

South Carolinians see negative ad barrage ahead of GOP primary

By Michael Beckel and Eleanor Bell Fox

Stealth Christie group attacks Rubio ahead of New Hampshire primary

By Michael Beckel