Republican leader Mitch McConnell knows that senator Susan Collins is in trouble, and he is doing everything in his power to direct more dark money to her district. But this influx of money might not be enough to save the embattled Collins, and that could seriously put the Republicans’ control of the Senate in Jeopardy. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains what’s happening.

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