Michael Bloomberg is clearly using his money to buy his way into the Democratic primary, but he’s spent the past few years using that money to buy seats for other politicians – most of them Republicans. This money has effectively solidified a Republican majority in the Senate, and Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins spoke recently with investigative journalist Alex Kotch to explain how this happened.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. 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