Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered a stunning blow to his centrist opponent Amy McGrath on Tuesday evening, beating the Democrat by double digits even after she had spent close to $90 million on the race. Democrats helped McGrath defeat her progressive challenger in the primary, and then proceeded to shower her with money only for her to ultimately become the latest in a long line of establishment losers. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.


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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