Dan Eggen

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The losing nominee has become persona non grata to a stunned party.

  • Nov 16, 2012

In post-election meeting, they focus on a steep set of challenges to regaining favor with most Americans, reject “dumb comments” by Romney.

  • Nov 15, 2012

Media firms, telemarketing firms, pollsters and other consultants raked in millions in the most expensive election in U.S. history.

  • Nov 10, 2012

Friends of Democracy, formed to support candidates who favor limits on big money in politics, says that at least six of eight candidates that it supported won their races.

  • Nov 8, 2012

GOP donors failed to achieve their main goals, a Washington Post analysis of results and spending shows.

  • Nov 7, 2012

The analysis shows that Obama has spent far more on ads--$265 million--through Oct. 29 than Romney.

  • Nov 2, 2012

INFLUENCE INDUSTRY | As of mid-October, the campaigns still had nearly $300 million on hand.

  • Oct 31, 2012

New York struggles to restore power, mass transit, as President Obama visits N.J. to tour ravaged coast.

  • Oct 31, 2012

Flooding, power outages and fires from powerful storm that left at least 40 dead up and down East Coast.

  • Oct 30, 2012

Though publicly traded corporations have mostly shied away from new super PACs, one California energy giant is bucking the tide with a $2.5 million donation to a Republican group, new records show.

  • Oct 26, 2012
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About
Dan Eggen has worked at The Washington Post since 1997, when he started as a Metro reporter based in Northern Virginia. He joined the National Desk in 2001 to cover the Justice Department and national-security issues. He was assigned to the White House to cover the end of the Bush administration in 2008, and has written about lobbying, campaign finance, and the role of money in politics since 2009. Eggen was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2002, and was also part of a Pulitzer finalist entry in 2005. He is currently the political campaigns editor on the National Desk. A Midwest native, Eggen lives in Washington with his wife and two daughters.
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