Michael Patrick Leahy

Michael Patrick Leahy

Michael Patrick Leahy is a Breitbart News contributor, Editor of Broadside Books’ Voices of the Tea Party e-book series, and author of Covenant of Liberty: The Ideological Origins of the Tea Party Movement.

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Democrats Banking on Well-Funded Ground Game in Colorado

San Francisco based NextGen Climate Action Committee, the political arm of the non-profit climate change group founded by hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer, is one of several liberal groups providing manpower and financial resources to help a robust and well-financed Democratic ground game in Colorado in support of incumbent Senator Mark Udall (D-CO), who trails Republican challenger Representative Cory Gardner (R-CO) by 2 points in the most recent poll. Oct 23, 2014 4:35 PM PT

New Poll Shows McConnell Up by 3 in Kentucky With Overwhelming Tea Party Support

Western Kentucky University's 2014 Big Red Poll released on Monday shows that incumbent Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) leads Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes by 3 points, 45% to 42%, among likely voters in the Kentucky U.S. Senate race. The poll, coming two weeks before election day, indicates the race is still close, despite numerous recent gaffes by Grimes and news that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has stopped funding television advertising in support of her candidacy. Oct 21, 2014 2:45 PM PT

Left Blasts Alison Grimes for 'Offensive' TV Ad Attacking McConnell on Amnesty

On Tuesday, several left-wing political groups blasted Alison Lundergran Grimes for running television ads attacking her opponent, incumbent Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), for his support of the 1986 immigration reform bill signed by Ronald Reagan that gave amnesty to an estimated 3 million illegal aliens at the time. Oct 14, 2014 5:37 PM PT

Grimes Again Refuses to Say If She Voted for Obama in 2008 and 2012

On Monday at a debate held at Lexington, Kentucky television station KET, Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, who hopes to unseat incumbent Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), once again refused to say whether or not she voted for President Obama in 2008 and 2012. That's her story, apparently, and she's sticking to it. Oct 13, 2014 9:05 PM PT

Grimes Refuses to Say If She Voted for Obama in 2008 and 2012

In a painfully awkard interview with the editorial board of the Louisville Courier-Journal on Thursday, Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes repeatedly refused to answer questions about whether she voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. Oct 9, 2014 2:46 PM PT

Grimes Field Organizer: 'Islamophobia Is a Huge Issue in the Western World'

Ziya Smallens, the Louisville field organizer who was caught in a video tape released by James O'Keefe on Monday saying "You can't be a statewide politician and condemn coal…You are not going to win," wrote the Muslim world "preaches peace before anything else" in an article about Islam a year before joining the Grimes campaign. Oct 8, 2014 1:41 PM PT

Dallas Pastor Says Ebola Victim's Girlfriend Has Not Left the U.S.

George Mason, senior pastor at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, said that Louise Troh, the girlfriend of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian Ebola victim currently hospitalized in critical condition at a Dallas hospital, has not been out of the country since coming to the United States more than a decade ago. Oct 6, 2014 8:45 PM PT

New Polls: Orman Continues to Lead Roberts in Kansas Senate Race

A new NBC News/Marist Poll released on Sunday shows that independent Greg Orman leads incumbent Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) by 10 points, 48% to 38% among likely voters in the Kansas U.S. Senate race. 5% backed Libertarian Randall Botson, while 9% were undecided. The poll includes "those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate. " Oct 6, 2014 10:11 AM PT


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