Ariel Wittenberg was an intern at ProPublica. She has previously worked for the Center for Public Integrity, where she covered the nation's foreclosure crisis. A graduate of Brandeis University, she was editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, where her projects ranged from covering the university budget to writing a four-part series on the intersections of race at the university. She has also written for the Waltham News Tribune and the Metro West Daily News.
Super PAC filings for 2011 reveal few surprises in identifying contributors: Unions give to Democrats, while businesses back Republicans. Much less is known about the social-welfare nonprofits that might play a big role in the election.