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, a 2018 Editor & Publisher EPPY Award and two 2017 National Headliner 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 Fox News, CNN, MSNBCNBC, CBS, 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.

Shadow candidates: Who’s more transparent, Clinton or Trump?

By Dave Levinthal

Shedding new light on presidential campaign TV ads

By Dave Levinthal and Chris Zubak-Skees

How Bernie Sanders beat the clock — and avoided disclosure

By Dave Levinthal

Report: FEC leaders, managers share blame for horrid morale

By Dave Levinthal

The influence diaries: Dispatches from the Democratic National Convention

For special interests, the real party is outside the convention

By Carrie Levine and Dave Levinthal

Senate candidate to attend 'about 35' fundraisers, events during GOP convention

By Dave Levinthal

The influence diaries: Dispatches from the Republican National Convention

Pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC returns government contractor's contribution

By Dave Levinthal

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

Donald Trump's big money bait-and-switch

By Dave Levinthal

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

Death threats directed at elections regulator

By Dave Levinthal

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

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

Sanders falters in New York despite outspending Clinton on airwaves

By Dave Levinthal and Michael Beckel

How ‘Citizens United’ is helping Hillary Clinton win the White House

By Dave Levinthal

Inside Hillary Clinton's big-money cavalry

By Dave Levinthal

Latest numbers to know about the 2016 presidential race

By Dave Levinthal, Carrie Levine and Cady Zuvich

Tobacco giant gave $250,000 to group representing black-owned newspapers

By Dave Levinthal

Meet the nation's new election integrity watchman

By Dave Levinthal

Numbers to know about the 2016 presidential race

By Dave Levinthal, Michael Beckel and Carrie Levine

Will Jeb Bush's TV blitz add up?

By Cady Zuvich and Dave Levinthal

FEC marked for modest budget boost

By Dave Levinthal

What's hiding in presidential campaign finance disclosures

By Dave Levinthal, Cady Zuvich and Carrie Levine

Sarah Palin's PAC burning through cash

By Dave Levinthal

Trade groups to top corporations: Resist political disclosure

By Dave Levinthal

How to track presidential race TV ads

By Dave Levinthal and Chris Zubak-Skees

Super PACs get free pass to hide donors

By Dave Levinthal and Carrie Levine