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Nicholas Confessore is political reporter at The New York Times.

He covered the 2012 presidential campaign, focusing on the rapidly evolving world of political fundraising and campaign finance. Previously, he wrote about New York state politics and government for the Metropolitan Desk. He has also worked in the Brooklyn and City Hall bureaus of The Times.
 
Before joining The Times in 2004, Mr. Confessore was an editor at The Washington Monthly and a contributor to The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, and Rolling Stone, among other publications. He began his career as a staff writer at The American Prospect. In 2003, Mr. Confessore won the Livingston Award for national reporting.
 
He was part of a team of reporters whose coverage of the downfall of New York governor Eliot Spitzer won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news reporting and the Sigma Delta Chi award for deadline reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists.
 
Mr. Confessore grew up in New York City and graduated from Princeton University.
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GOP Senators Stalled in Talks on Gay Marriage Bill - NYTimes.com
www.nytimes.com - written by Nicholas Confessore

The measure to legalize same-sex marriage remained one vote shy of the number needed for passage in the Republican-controlled Senate.

New York Allows Same-Sex Marriage, Becoming Largest State to Pass Law - ...
www.nytimes.com - written by Nicholas Confessore

The law will take effect in 30 days, making New York the sixth state where gay and lesbian couples can wed and giving the gay-rights movement new momentum.

Center for Media and Democracy | Publishers of PR Watch
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Reporting on spin and disinformation since 1994.

Rick Perry's Donors Reap Benefits From Texas State Aid - NYTimes.com
www.nytimes.com - written by Nicholas Confessore

Over three terms in office, Gov. Rick Perry has doled out state aid to his most generous supporters and their businesses.

Rick Perry's Donors Reap Benefits From Texas State Aid - NYTimes.com
www.nytimes.com - written by Nicholas Confessore

Over three terms in office, Gov. Rick Perry has doled out state aid to his most generous supporters and their businesses.

Obama Reaches Out to Wall Street Donors - NYTimes.com
www.nytimes.com - written by Nicholas Confessore

President Obama has started an aggressive push to win back the allegiance of a vital source of campaign cash in 2008.

Herman Cain's Allies Form a 'Super PAC' - NYTimes.com
www.nytimes.com - written by Nicholas Confessore

Herman Cain’s allies have formed an group that can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money on his behalf, hoping to help him catch up to better-financed

Cuomo Will Seek to Lift Drilling Ban - NYTimes.com
www.nytimes.com - written by Nicholas Confessore

The decision would allow the controversial technology for extracting natural gas from shale in some parts of the state, according to people briefed on the

Some of the Men Pushing a Chris Christie Run for President - NYTimes.com
www.nytimes.com - written by Nicholas Confessore

A small but powerful group of donors and activists, many based in New York, hope to draft New Jersey’s governor to run against President Obama.

Big Cash Edge Powers Obama In Drive for 2012 Election - NYTimes.com
www.nytimes.com - written by Nicholas Confessore

Since the beginning of the year, President Obama and the Democratic National Committee have spent close to $87 million, which is as much as the Republicans have

Big Cash Edge Powers Obama In Drive for 2012 Election - NYTimes.com
www.nytimes.com - written by Nicholas Confessore

Since the beginning of the year, President Obama and the Democratic National Committee have spent close to $87 million, which is as much as the Republicans have

$17 Million in Donations Buoys Rick Perry's White House Run - NYTimes.com
www.nytimes.com - written by Nicholas Confessore

The third-quarter showing, despite a rough patch for the campaign in September, was likely to outstrip most of the Republican field.

Judge Voids Ban on Campaign Donations by Business - NYTimes.com
www.nytimes.com - written by Nicholas Confessore

The ruling drew from the Supreme Court’s landmark decision last year that the government may not ban political spending by corporations in candidate elections.

Lines Blurring Between PACs and Candidates - NYTimes.com
www.nytimes.com - written by Nicholas Confessore

A Supreme Court ruling paved the way for supporters to raise unlimited cash for presidential contenders.

James H. Lee Profile - Forbes.com
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Mr. James H. Lee (62) is Managing General Partner and principal owner of Lee, Hite & Wisda Ltd., an oil and gas consulting and explorati

Outside Groups Eclipsing GOP As Hub of Campaigns - NYTimes.com
www.nytimes.com - written by Nicholas Confessore

Able to operate free of many legal restrictions, independent groups have become a loosely organized political machine poised to rival, and largely supplant, the

Romney, Perry and Cain Open Wide Financial Lead Over Field - NYTimes.com
www.nytimes.com - written by Nicholas Confessore

The second tier is struggling to attract major donors and in some cases even crack the million-dollar mark.

Romney, Perry and Cain Open Wide Financial Lead Over Field - NYTimes.com
www.nytimes.com - written by Nicholas Confessore

The second tier is struggling to attract major donors and in some cases even crack the million-dollar mark.

Perry and Romney Set Clear Lines of Attack - NYTimes.com
www.nytimes.com - written by Nicholas Confessore

The animosity between Gov. Rick Perry and Mitt Romney has deepened as they compete for contributors and endorsements.

Small Donors Are Slow to Return to the Obama Fold - NYTimes.com
www.nytimes.com - written by Nicholas Confessore

The frustration and disillusionment that have dragged down Mr. Obama’s approval ratings have crept into the ranks of Mr. Obama’s vaunted small-donor army.