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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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

McAuliffe's GreenTech Mongolia Car Plant Supported By Funding From Chinese Govt

Factcheck.org reported on Monday that development of GreenTech Automotive's proposed Mongolia automobile manufacturing facility has stalled because promised funding from the Chinese government to GreenTech's joint venture with a Chinese company has fallen through. Terry McAuliffe, Democratic nominee for governor of Virginia, served as chairman of GreenTech Automotive from 2010 to 2012. Aug 29, 2013 8:40 AM PT

McAuliffe Offers Unique View of His Fiduciary Responsibilities at GreenTech

Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, who served as chairman of GreenTech Automotive from 2010 to 2012, wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post on Friday that offered an unusual view of the fiduciary responsibilities of the chairman of a multi-million dollar start up company. Aug 16, 2013 4:04 PM PT

'Republican Strategist' Navarro Was Unpaid Volunteer on Huntsman Campaign

Ana Navarro, the "Republican strategist" who personally insulted Congressman Steve King (R-IA) on NBC's Meet the Press last Sunday, served as the National Hispanic Chairperson for Jon Huntsman's failed Presidential campaign in 2011 and 2012. Unlike most Republican strategists who make a living by being paid for their services, Ms. Navarro's role with the Huntsman campaign was as an unpaid volunteer. Aug 16, 2013 7:05 AM PT

Napolitano 'Popped In' to McAuliffe Meeting Before DHS Official Reversed GreenTech Ruling

According to the New York Times, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano "popped in" to a 2011 meeting between Terry McAuliffe, at the time chairman of GreenTech Automotive, and Alejandro Mayorkas, director of the Department of Homeland Security's US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) branch, as the two men were discussing issues related to the issuance of temporary residential visas for foreign national EB-5 investors in McAuliffe's company. Aug 15, 2013 7:10 PM PT

McAuliffe Took EB-5 Immigration Law Expert to 2010 White House Meeting

Terry McAuliffe, former chairman of GreenTech Automotive, brought Stephen Yale-Loehr, one of the country's leading legal experts on the EB-5 foreign national investment and immigration program, to a meeting with a senior Obama administration official at the White House in October 2010. The meeting came just months after a DHS official blocked the company's efforts to secure visas for foreign investors. Aug 13, 2013 8:07 AM PT

DHS Official Blocked McAuliffe, GreenTech Fundraising as 'Impermissible' in 2010

Four months after Terry McAuliffe became chairman of GreenTech Automotive in March 2010, a decision by the California regional director of the Department of Homeland Security’s US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) found that the manner the firm was raising money from investors was "impermissible," which crippled the company's ability to solicit funds from foreign investors. Aug 11, 2013 4:06 PM PT

Where Did $37 Million Invested in McAuliffe's GreenTech Go?

Based upon published reports, GreenTech Automotive, the company the Democratic Party of Virginia's gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe served as chairman from 2010 to 2012, received at least $37.5 million in cash investments before McAuliffe resigned as chairman in December 2012. Aug 10, 2013 1:21 PM PT

Value of McAuliffe GreenTech Stock Could Play Role in SEC investigation

Last week, the Washington Post reported that the SEC was investigating Terry McAuliffe's GreenTech automotive company over the manner in which it solicited foreign investors. The paper reported that the SEC investigation centers "on alleged claims that the company 'guarantees returns' to the investors, according to government documents." A key part of this investigation will be to determine how McAuliffe valued his stock in the company. Aug 9, 2013 12:02 PM PT


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