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Kellan Howell

Kellan Howell

Kellan Howell, an investigative reporter for The Washington Times, covers campaign finance and government accountability. Originally from Williamsburg, Va., Kellan graduated from James Madison University where she received bachelor's degrees in media arts and design and international affairs with a concentration in western European politics.

During her time at JMU, she interned for British technology and business news website "ITPro" in London and worked as a freelance reporter for The Washington Guardian. She was also an executive editor of 22807, a new student magazine covering arts and culture in the JMU community.

Kellan can be reached at

Articles by Kellan Howell

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat (Associated Press) **FILE**

Archaic Senate still manually files campaign finance reports

With the midterm elections quickly approaching, third-quarter campaign finance reports for Senate candidates are still unavailable for public viewing because, unlike other federal candidates, the Senate still opts to file their reports on paper. Published October 25, 2014

Billionaire Democratic fundraiser Tom Steyer. (Associated Press)

Tom Steyer gives $55M to environmental groups

Tom Steyer, billionaire hedge-funder and former Obama bundler, has now become the biggest super PAC contributor of 2014, with a recent donation of $15 million to his own super PAC, NextGen Climate Action Committee. Published October 21, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Supreme Court clears the way for Texas voter ID law

The Supreme Court allowed Texas to enforce its strict voter identification laws in the upcoming midterms early Saturday morning. The decision, which came at 5 a.m., was unsigned and contained no reasoning. Published October 18, 2014