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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Poll: Cuccinelli Tied With McAuliffe in Race for Virginia Governor

A Newsmax/Zogby poll released on Monday that shows Republican Ken Cuccinelli has tied former Democratic front runner Terry McAuliffe sent shock waves through the Virginia political establishment that had until now written off Cuccinelli' chances of victory. The poll of likely Virginia voters conducted between September 27 and 29 shows that McAuliffe's lead over Cuccinelli has been cut to one tenth of one percent, 32.5 percent to 32.4 percent. In essence, the two candidates are in a virtual dead heat. Sep 30, 2013 7:20 PM PT

Dems Fear Cruz: Joaquin Castro Ignores Recent Poll, Claims 'He Can't Be President'

Gazing into his crystal ball, left wing Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX) asserted Friday that Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) "can't be president." Castro, whose twin brother Julian is the Democratic mayor of San Antonio and considered to have national political ambitions of his own, made his prediction in an interview on MSNBC's Morning Joe, according to Politico. Sep 27, 2013 6:56 PM PT

Poll: Lindsey Graham Least Popular GOP Official in South Carolina

A new poll released by Clemson University on Tuesday shows that Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is the least popular Republican incumbent currently holding a statewide office in South Carolina. Compared to Governor Nikki Haley, whose favorable rating is 70 percent, and Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), whose favorable rating is 69 percent, Graham's lags far behind with a 53 percent favorable rating. Sep 26, 2013 4:12 PM PT

McAuliffe's GreenTech Sought Chinese Government Subsidies as Recently as March

A $60 million Private Placement Memorandum dated March 2013 circulated by GreenTech Automotive, which Terry McAuliffe served as chairman from 2010 to 2012 and continues to serve as chairman emeritus, shows that the company saw huge financial opportunities in potential Chinese government subsidies for its electric vehicle business as recently as six months ago. There is no indication that the company's views on the benefits it might receive, directly or indirectly, from the Chinese government have changed. Sep 25, 2013 8:52 AM PT

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

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