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Shane Goldmacher is a senior political correspondent for the National Journal, where he covers the 2016 presidential campaign. He produces investigative stories that focus on the intersection of money and politics, as well as narrative pieces about the politicians and players in Washington and around the nation.

He previously covered Congress and congressional campaigns. Prior to joining National Journal in 2011, Goldmacher was in the Sacramento bureau of the Los Angeles Times, where he was the paper's lead budget reporter during California's fiscal crisis. He also covered campaigns, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gov. Jerry Brown and the state Legislature. He previously was a reporter for the Sacramento Bee, where he launched the political website, Capitol Alert. Before that, he wrote for Capitol Weekly, a Sacramento-based newspaper that covers state government. A San Francisco native, Goldmacher received his bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley.
Latest From Shane Goldmacher

Chris Christie's Biggest Backer: 'Would I Write a Check for $10 Million? No'

In an interview ahead of Christie's kickoff, billionaire Ken Langone assesses what's ahead for 2016.

Money for Now, Money for Later

It's not just how much but what kind of money the 2016 field is raising that matters.  

Yes, Ted Cruz Raised $4 Million in 8 Days. No, He Can't Spend All of It.

The senator from Texas is raising money for a general-election campaign that may never come.  

Episode 22: Tear Down this Flag

Republican contenders stumble through a confederate battle flag debate, Clinton surprises some with a commanding showing in recent polls, and Bobby Jindal announces his candidacy, via hidden back...

New Rick Perry Super PAC Ad May Amount to an Illegally Large Campaign Donation

The ad features the official Perry logo, and that could violate federal election rules.  

Jeb Bush’s Super PAC is Blurring 'Jeb!' Signs in Its Own Ad. Here’s Why.

The complicated world of campaign finance.   

Carly Fiorina: Outsourcer in Chief

Competitors, take note. Carly Fiorina is running a leaner campaign by shifting basic tasks to her better-funded super PAC.

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