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 on Kentucky Senate Ballot Could Hurt Mitch McConnell

Libertarian Party candidate David Patterson, a 42-year-old police officer, announced Monday that he has obtained more than the 5,000 signatures required to be placed on the ballot in this November's general election for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky. Incumbent Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes are the two major party candidates currently on the ballot. Aug 11, 2014 7:41 PM PT

Coburn Criticizes Ad Attacking T.W. Shannon

Just days after he criticized ads by outside groups attacking Congressman James Lankford (R-OK), retiring Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) has criticized a new ad by a different outside group attacking T.W. Shannon, Lankford's opponent in the June 24 Oklahoma U.S. Senate Republican primary. Jun 19, 2014 8:14 AM PT

Cantor's Graceless 'Concession Speech'

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) failed to congratulate or even acknowledge Dave Brat in his concession speech last night. Jun 11, 2014 3:56 AM PT

Polite Criticism of Lindsey Graham at South Carolina GOP Senate Debate But No Fireworks

Six challengers politely criticized Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for his co-sponsorship of the Gang of Eight illegal alien amnesty bill, his vote for the 2008 TARP bailout, and votes to confirm liberal Supreme Court Justices Sotomayor and Kagan in the South Carolina U.S. Senate Republican primary campaign's only debate on Saturday. During the one hour event, however, none of the challengers distinguished themselves as the one candidate capable of capitalizing on his vulnerable record. Jun 9, 2014 9:30 AM PT

Poll: Cantor's Lead Cut to 52-39 over Dave Brat in Virginia Primary

On Friday, the Daily Caller released a poll that showed House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-VA) lead over Tea Party-backed challenger Dave Brat in the Republican primary in Virginia's 7th Congressional District has dropped to only 13 points just days before the June 10 election. The poll, conducted by Vox Populi of 583 likely Republican primary voters in the district on June 2, showed that 52 percent support Cantor while 39 percent support Brat. Jun 7, 2014 12:30 PM PT

Laura Ingraham Emerges As Top GOP Primary Warrior

In an exclusive interview on Tuesday, conservative radio talk show host Laura Ingraham told Breitbart News that one of the reasons she is supporting candidates like Dave Brat in the 2014 mid-term elections who oppose amnesty is that it will set the tone for the 2016 Presidential race. Jun 6, 2014 5:11 AM PT

Laura Ingraham: We Should Have Traded Cantor for Bergdahl

GLENN ALLEN, Virginia—Conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham campaigned here with the long-shot primary challenger to Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Randolph-Macon economics professor David Brat, issuing a blistering attack on Cantor's immigration record. Jun 4, 2014 7:11 AM PT

Ingraham To Appear With Cantor Challenger At Rally Tonight

RICHMOND, Virginia—Ahead of a campaign rally here with radio host Laura Ingraham, the long-shot primary challenger to Majority Leader Eric Cantor is warning that Cantor, who recently touted himself as an anti-amnesty warrior in campaign literature, will revert back to form shortly after the primary election June 10 if he wins. Jun 3, 2014 12:29 PM PT

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