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‘The Right Frequency’ gets a bump

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-Va.) unexpected primary loss last week to political newcomer Dave Brat is a testament to the continuing power of conservative talk radio.

Cheered on by radio talkers such as Laura Ingraham and Mark Levin, Brat went around the Republican Party establishment to pull off a stunning upset that is still reverberating in the corridors of power in the nation’s capital.  (Meanwhile, Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California was elected today by House Republicans to serve as new House majority leader when Cantor leaves the post later this summer.)

As Brat stormed the establishment barricades, a book by Capital Research Center contributor Fred Lucas, The Right Frequency: The Story of the Talk Radio Giants Who Shook Up the Political and Media Establishment, surged to the top of the Radio History books category on Amazon.