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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GreenTech Document: Terry McAuliffe Still Executive in March, 2013

The memorandum states that Democratic Virginia gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe was still an executive with the company on March 12, 2013. McAuliffe chaired Green Tech from 2010 to 2012. March 12, 2013 was the date the fundraising document was made available to potential investors, several months after McAuliffe announced his candidacy for governor of Virginia. Sep 23, 2013 3:29 PM PT

Ad Supporting Terry McAuliffe Features FBI Raid on Offices of His Friend and Donor

Terry McAuliffe's campaign to become the governor of Virginia took a turn to the absurd last week when a television commercial aired by an environmental group in favor of his candidacy featured video footage of an FBI raid on the offices of one of his friends and former donors. The donor in question, Dr. Salomon Melgen, contributed $10,000 to McAuliffe's unsuccessful 2009 campaign for governor. Melgen, a native of the Dominican Republican, is mired in the numerous controversies involving Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ). Sep 22, 2013 8:35 AM PT

Harry Reid's Obamacare Act: 'What's Good for Thee is Not Good for Me'

On Tuesday Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) indicated on the floor of the Senate he was "open to having a vote" on Senator David Vitter's (R-LA) amendment to eliminate the Obamacare exemption for members of Congress, according to a Breitbart source on Capitol Hill. Today, however, he and his Democratic colleagues are singing a different tune, and the lyrics come straight from that timeless phrase used by hypocrites throughout American history: "What's good for thee is not good for me." Sep 20, 2013 2:00 PM PT

New Poll Shows Cuccinelli Closing Fast in Virginia Governor's Race

A poll released by Quinnipiac University on Wednesday shows that Republican Ken Cuccinelli has narrowed the gap with Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe from seven points to three points. The poll of 1,005 likely Virginia voters conducted between September 9 and 15 shows that McAuliffe leads Cuccinelli by 44% to 41%. Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis has the support of 7% of likely voters. Sep 18, 2013 10:45 AM PT

Northern Virginia TechPAC Endorses Cuccinelli, McCauliffe Panics

"I urge you to stop any endorsement of Cuccinelli. . .The ramifications of his being endorsed will be huge within the Senate Democratic caucus. . . . The response [from legislators] will be frigid and doors will be closed [when the council seeks help with its legislative agenda]. Achieving the goals of NVTC will be difficult to impossible," wrote state Sen. Janet D. Howell (D-Fairfax). Sep 17, 2013 7:14 AM PT

McAuliffe Ally: 'Let's Find Some Money' for 2008 Hillary Clinton Campaign

On Wednesday the Washington Post reported that Minyon Moore, a long time associate and ally of Virginia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe, played a key role in introducing Troy White, a political consultant, to a well known Democratic financier, Jeffrey E. Thompson, who allegedly paid White $608,750 in illegal campaign expenditures to conduct get-out-the-vote activities in support of Hillary Clinton's failed 2008 Presidential bid. Sep 15, 2013 3:04 PM PT

Bloomberg Talking with Gun Control Ally McAuliffe About Virginia Election

Fresh off Tuesday's stunning loss in the Colorado recall election where he spent $350,000 in an unsuccessful effort to keep two pro-gun control Democrat state legislators in office, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has turned his sights on the Virginia gubernatorial race; he and Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe have had at least one face-to-face conversation about the campaign. Sep 13, 2013 9:36 AM PT

Congressman Alan Grayson, Tea Party Unite in Opposition to Attack on Syria

The surprising recent alliance between progressives and the Tea Party movement in opposition to American military action in Syria illustrates that the American political landscape in 2013 can no longer be understood through the classic lens of Democrat versus Republican partisanship. Sep 11, 2013 5:08 PM PT

Ricketts Enters the Nebraska GOP Primary for Governor

Not since retiring Republican Governor Dan Heineman narrowly defeated former Nebraska Cornhusker football coach Tom Osborne in the 2006 primary have Nebraska Republicans faced a more hotly contested battle to determine the party's gubernatorial nominee than they are about to experience between now and election day in May 2014.  Sep 11, 2013 1:06 AM PT

Tea Party Groups Nationwide Unite Against American Attack on Syria

Republican leaders in Washington, including Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), and Senators McCain (R-AZ), Graham (R-SC), and Corker (R-TN), are supporting President Obama's call for an American attack on Syria, but Tea Party groups around the country are united in their opposition to such military action. Sep 5, 2013 6:12 PM PT

Libertarian with Little Money Could Spoil Cuccinelli Campaign

Robert Sarvis is a well spoken, highly educated 36 year old with little money and a thin resume of professional accomplishments. He is also the Libertarian candidate for governor of Virginia. Though he has only spent $40,000 compared to the combined $20 million of the two major party candidates, Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe, polling that includes him as an option for voters shows that he could obtain 5% to 10% of the vote. Sep 4, 2013 8:28 AM PT

Cuccinelli Ad Gives Personal Touch to 'Justice'

The Ken Cuccinelli for Governor campaign launched an emotionally moving television ad on Tuesday that highlighted a little known element of his record as Virginia's Attorney General, the office he now holds. Sep 3, 2013 4:08 AM PT

Louisville Tea Party Leader Endorses Bevin Against McConnell

Wendy Caswell, the recently elected president of the Louisville Tea Party, endorsed Matt Bevin, the businessman who is challenging Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in the 2014 Republican primary, on Thursday. Ms. Caswell was elected as the group's president only last month, when then president Sarah Durand resigned to become the spokeswoman for the Bevin campaign. Aug 30, 2013 12:47 PM PT

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