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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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

Cantor Spends Big While Brat Hammers Immigration Issue

New filings showed Majority Leader Eric Cantor spent about $1 million in the seven weeks between April 1 and May 21 against a long-shot primary challenger, Radolph-Macon economics professor David Brat, while Brat continued to hammer Cantor on the immigration issue with a new web ad featuring a photograph of Cantor and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Jun 2, 2014 8:04 AM PT

Issa: 'Operation Choke Point' Is Illegal, Must Be Dismantled

On Thursday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee issued a staff report that concluded "[i]n light of the Department [of Justice]'s obligation to act within the bounds of the law, and its avowed commitment not to 'discourage or inhibit' the lawful conduct of honest merchants, it is necessary to disavow and dismantle Operation Choke Point."  May 30, 2014 8:26 AM PT

Days from Primary, Eric Cantor Poses as Anti-Amnesty Warrior

Cantor, whose primary race against a political newcomer, Randolph Macon economic professor David Brat, has improbably garnered national attention, has sent thousands of voters a flier claiming he is the chief bulwark against the “Obama-Reid plan to give illegal aliens amnesty.” May 27, 2014 11:07 AM PT


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