More and more progressives are jumping into 2020 races to take on establishment Democrats, hoping to repeat the success stories of 2018. And with the progressive movement seeming to resonate very well with American voters, their chances of success have never been better. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins speaks with Lauren Ashcraft, a progressive who has launched a primary challenge to Carolyn Maloney for New York’s 12th district seat in the US House of Representatives.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced